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JURY SELECTION TAKES PLACE FOR DAINS MURDER TRIAL

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JURY SELECTION BEGAN TUESDAY MORNING IN THE TRIAL OF A CARROLL, IOWA MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS EX-WIFE’S LANDLORD IN SIOUX CITY.

FORTY-FIVE-YEAR-OLD GARY DAINS, JUNIOR PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO THE JULY 2019 FIRST-DEGREE MURDER OF 65-YEAR-OLD PAUL SMITH.

POLICE WERE DOING A WELFARE CHECK ON SMITH WHEN THEY FOUND HIM DEAD IN THE KITCHEN.

INVESTIGATORS SAY DAINS HAD PREVIOUSLY STOLEN ITEMS FROM SMITH’S HOUSE AND THE TWO GOT INTO A FIGHT THAT DAY.

DAINS TOLD OFFICERS HE STOLE SMITH’S S-U-V AND ABOUT 120 DOLLARS FROM HIM SO HE COULD BUY METHAMPHETAMINE.