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Day 2: Jury selection continues deputy murder trial

OPELIKA, AL (WXTX) - Jury selection continued Tuesday afternoon in Opelika in the murder trial of a man accused of killing a sheriff's deputy. 

Gregory Henderson's defense team and the Lee County District Attorney's office spent most of the day questioning individual jurors on several topics, including their feelings regarding law enforcement and the death penalty.

Henderson, 39,  has entered a plea of not guilty, but during day one of his trial withdrew a plea of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.

So when openings and testimony do begin later on in the week, it appears Henderson's defense team will not use an insanity defense, but rather they will try and convince a jury that Henderson did not mean to run over Deputy James Anderson, it was a horrible accident not murder.

But prosecutors and investigators believe Henderson is a cold blooded killer who deliberately took the life of a law enforcement officer two years ago during a traffic stop.

Anderson's widow and mother once again in court Tuesday, sitting quietly in the jury box during jury selection.

If convicted for murdering Deputy Anderson, Henderson faces life without parole or death by lethal injection.

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