Trial Underway for Man Charged in 1976 Mo. Murder
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday morning in the trial of a 66-year-old Georgia grandfather accused of killing a Missouri waitress nearly 35 years ago.
Johnny Wright faces a second-degree murder charge in the August 1976 disappearance and presumed death of 23-year-old Rebecca Doisy, a former University of Missouri student.
Wright was first charged with murder in 1985 but not arrested until late 2009 after he sought a criminal background check in suburban Atlanta for a job application.
Columbia police say that Wright has been living under an assumed identity for years in Georgia, where he raised a family.
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