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Mom allegedly hires hitman to kill daughter; Goes to trial this week

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RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) -

A Russell County mother accused of hiring a hitman to kill her daughter, more than 5 years ago, is expected to go to trial this week.

Her daughter 20-year-old Stephanie Graham was shot 6 times then dumped on Highway 165 near Bowden Road back in July 2007.

Here body was discovered by an Eufaula truck driver. Investigators believe her mother, Lisa Graham, wanted her dead.

Kenneth Walton pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison. He was convicted of shooting Stephanie and dumping her body. District Attorney Ken Davis said Walton confessed to police about how he and Graham plotted the murder.

Walton worked for Stephanie's father and knew the entire Graham family. He is expected to testify in this week's trial.

Lisa Graham was charged with capital murder for hire. If convicted she faces the death penalty.

Jury selection started Monday and is expected to last through Thursday.

Count on News Leader 9 to bring you the latest developments in this case. 

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