ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) - A 35-year-old Rockland man is on trial in the strangulation death of his ex-girlfriend.
Opening statements got under way Monday afternoon in the trial of Arnold Diana, who is charged with strangling 47-year-old Katrina Windred of Friendship in his apartment on Nov. 20, 2010, while her 11-year-old son sat outside in her car reading comic books. Her body was dumped on the outskirts of town, where it was found three days later by a man walking his dog.
A judge in March threw out the confession that Diana made to police, but prosecutors said the ruling wouldn't have a significant impact on the case.
Jury selection was completed Friday.
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