Jury selection begins in murder trial

Jury selection has begun in the retrial of a Bridgeport man accused of killing and dismembering his girlfriend. The first trial for Jermaine Richards ended

Jermaine Richards is charged with murder in the 2013 killing of Alyssiah Wiley.

Jermaine Richards is charged with murder in the 2013 killing of Alyssiah Wiley. (2/17/16)

BRIDGEPORT - Jury selection has begun in the retrial of a Bridgeport man accused of killing and dismembering his girlfriend.

The first trial for Jermaine Richards ended in a mistrial last year.

Richards is charged with murder in the 2013 killing of 20-year-old Alyssiah Wiley.

Her partial remains were found in a wooded area in Trumbull about a month after she was last seen with Richards outside her dorm.

The trial is tentatively expected to begin the first week of March.

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