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Trial begins for Sidney man accused in 2012 shooting death of local woman


The third first degree murder trial in Cheyenne County District Court in a matter of four months began hearing evidence Monday. Jury selection in the case of the state of Nebraska vs. Larry Martinez took place Friday and the trial is scheduled to run through the end of this week.

Martinez, 54 of Sidney, is charged with first degree murder, a class IA felony and use of a firearm to commit a felony, a class IC felony, for allegedly shooting and killing 30-year-old Mandy Kershman.

Martinez is accused of shooting Kershman, also of Sidney, on July 18, 2012 in a residence on the north side of S...

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