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Murder trial begins for woman accused of killing USM student

By Kevin Wheeler -  bio | email

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The trial of a woman accused of murdering her boyfriend almost eight years ago has begun.

Jennifer Wardle, 29, is accused of shooting, James May in 2002 at his home in Lamar County.  May's death was originally ruled as a suicide. 

Wardle was indicted in 2007 for his murder and has been out on bond. Monday, the prosecution and defense gave their opening statements.

The prosecution called a Lamar County sheriff's deputy as their first witness. They told jurors that Wardle was upset because May didn't want to date her anymore. 

The defense said there is no doubt May killed himself. The court is in recess until Tuesday at 9 a.m.

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