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Benefield Pleaded Not Guilty to Two Charges

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Wednesday, at the Wichita County Courthouse, Brent Benefield pleaded not guilty to two charges.  Benefield’s charges include injury to a child causing death and assault: family violence.

The jury for Benefield’s trial was finally selected after 3 days. There are 12 jurors and 1 alternate, 7 men and 6 women.      

After the jury was chosen, opening statements were made by prosecutors and defense attorneys.

Witnesses were also called to the stand on Wednesday. Witnesses were police officers and detectives from the Wichita Falls Police Department, a paramedic and a fire fighter who all recounted what happened February 8, 2012.

Brent Benefield supporters were also in the courtroom wearing blue ribbons.

The Benefield trial will continue Thursday, at 9 am.