Trial begins for Wayne County mother and son

The trial is underway for a Wayne County mother and son accused of aggravated assault and murder. 

Twelve jurors and at least two alternates were seated for Mississippi vs. Forrest and Mary Johnston Monday afternoon. 

The Johnston's are involved in a December 2012 confrontation involving text messages. Authorities said Belinda Walters, 41, was killed and her daughter Whitleigh Harrelson was injured during the incident which occurred on Sandersville Pleasant Grove Road. 

After the jury selection, the trial began with the first witness taking the stand. The trial will continue Tuesday.

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