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Jury Seated in Trial Over Exchange Student's Death

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A jury of eight men and four women has been seated in the case of a Montana man charged with shooting and killing a German exchange student in his garage.

Markus Kaarma of Missoula is charged with deliberate homicide in the April 27 death of 17-year-old Diren Dede of Hamburg.

The 12-member jury was seated Tuesday morning, followed by two men and a woman as alternates.

Opening arguments are scheduled to start Thursday.

The case centers on whether Kaarma justifiably feared another home invasion because his residence had been burglarized twice before. Prosecutors say Kaarma deliberately tried to lure the victim into his dark garage by leaving out a purse and keeping the garage door partially open.

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