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Resentencing trial begins in death-row case

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 8, 2014 at 9:26 a.m.

TEXARKANA — Jury selection is under way for an Arkansas man whose death sentence was overturned by the Arkansas Supreme Court.

Frank Williams was sentenced to die in the 1992 death of farmer Clyde Smith in Lafayette County. But the high court ordered a new sentencing in 2011, citing problems in the original sentencing in 1993.

This week's sentencing trial was moved to Miller County from Lafayette County because of pretrial publicity.

According to the Texarkana Gazette, jury selection began Monday and could last several days. The jurors will be tasked only with determining a sentence for Williams, not whether he is guilty of the crime.

Prosecutors say they're again seeking the death penalty.

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