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Lamar County murder trial underway

Lamar County (WDAM)- Testimony got underway in Purvis today in the murder trial of Shelton Myers of Lumberton.

The 51-year-old man is accused of shooting James Holder in April of 2006.

According to authorities, Myers was shooting at children in the neighborhood and even fired shots at Holder's wife.

Holder apparently tried to diffuse the situation and Myers reportedly shot him three times. He is also accused of firing at a police officer during a chase.

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