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

RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) -

ARussell County mother accused of hiring a hitman to kill her daughter, morethan 5 years ago, is expected to go to trial this week.

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

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

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

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

Lisa Graham was charged with capital murder for hire. If convicted she facesthe 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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