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Trial starts for man accused of striking and killing 3-year-old boy with his van


Two years after the death of 3-year-old Jack Larson in Merrifield, the man accused of striking the boy with his van is going on trial. 

Jury selection started Tuesday in Crow Wing County District Court for Sherman Frederick, 68, who is accused of driving the van that struck and killed Jack on May 9, 2009, on  County Road 3.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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