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Jury selection to begin in murder trial

WINDER - Jury selection will begin this week for the trial of three brothers indicted in connection with an October murder.

Tyrone, Christopher and Emory Teasley were each indicted on six charges related to the Oct. 29 murder of 39-year-old James Riden. Jury selection will begin at the Barrow County Courthouse at

9 a.m. Monday.

According to police reports, 32-year-old Tyrone Teasley shot and killed Riden following an argument between Emory Teasley, 30, and one of Riden's relatives.

Christopher Teasley, 29, allegedly drove his brothers from the scene of the shooting before he and Emory Teasley turned themselves in later that night. Tyrone Teasley came to the Winder Police Department with his lawyer the next day.

All three were indicted on charges of malice murder, felony murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, tampering with evidence and two counts each of aggravated assault, according to court documents.

Lt. Dennis Dorsey said previously that Emory Teasley and Riden's relative had faced off earlier in the day, but shots were fired when the two saw each other later that night in a parking lot outside The Big H Food store at 115 King St. Dorsey said Tyrone Teasley allegedly fired four times, and one of those shots killed Riden.

The trial is expected to last a week.