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Michael Miller cold case murder trial begins 15 years after body found

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -
Trial begins for Columbus man accused of shooting a woman to death, then fleeing the South, eluding capture for over a decade.


Police say Campbell was shot in the head and her body dumped in a field near Warehouse Drive in Southeast Columbus. Her body was found on April 12th, 1999.

Witnesses told police Miller shot Campbell while sitting inside a car during an argument, possibly over drugs.
 
Miller allegedly fled Columbus soon after the murder. He was arrested over 700 miles away in Ohio in 2011.

The first day of the trial consisted of jury selections and several pre-trial motions.

Opening statements are scheduled to begin Tuesday morning.

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