Jury selection underway for Auburn man accused of killing 5-year-old

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – Jury selection was underway Tuesday for an Auburn man charged with capital murder.

George Barton was arrested in 2015 when 5-year-old Caley Presley died after Barton allegedly beat Presley with a belt.

Barton admitted to beating Presley with a belt before she died as a result of her injuries.

Opening statements in the trial will start Thursday at 9 a.m. CT at the Lee County Justice Center in Opelika.

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