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Jury selected in Opelika murder retrial

An Opelika man charged with murder is heading back to court today. Timothy Williams' murder trial went to court in 2014 but ended in a mistrial because of a hung jury. An Opelika man charged with murder is heading back to court today. Timothy Williams' murder trial went to court in 2014 but ended in a mistrial because of a hung jury.
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OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) – An Opelika man charged with murder went back to court on Monday. Timothy Williams' murder trial originally went to court in 2014 but ended in a mistrial because of a hung jury.

The case returns to court after a jury failed to convict 55-year-old Timothy Williams in the shooting death of 53-year-old Leon Grady. After two days of deliberations, the jury could not reach a verdict, and the judge declared a mistrial.

Police say they were called to the 400 block of Toomer Court in August 2012 where they found Grady suffering from a gunshot wound that he later died from.


Police say Williams and Grady were acquaintances and got involved in a confrontation which led to the shooting. 

On Monday morning, a new jury was selected in the murder case. Testimony is expected to begin early Tuesday morning on March 17. 

WTVM will be in the courtroom for this case, and will bring updates as they become available.

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