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Willmar teen’s murder trial set to begin today

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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

WILLMAR - The trial of Brok Junkermeier, accused of first-degree murder in the death of Lila Warwick, 79, at her Willmar home, is set to begin today with opening statements and witness testimony.

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Junkermeier, 19, of Willmar, is accused of strangling and stabbing Warwick on July 29 and has been in custody on $2 million bail since last summer.

Preliminary jury instructions and opening statements from the attorneys are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. today in the Kandiyohi County Courthouse in Willmar before Eighth District Judge Donald Spilseth.

Witness testimony also will begin today. Court will recess for the weekend in the early afternoon.

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