Opening Statements To Begin In Hebert Murder Trial

Opening Statements To Begin In Hebert Murder Trial

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As of 2 p.m. Thursday, opening statements were set to begin in St.Lawrence County Court in Christopher Hebert's murder trial.

Nine men and three women were seated on the jury. Another four people were selected as alternates and will replace any juror who cannot complete the trial.

Hebert allegedly killed 25 year old Lacey Yekel in Massena in 2014 and dumped her body near the Massena Industrial Park.

Potential jurors were warned the trial would entail a deep dive into Massena's drug sub-culture. 

The prosecution is expected to call more than 20 witnesses.

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