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Trial begins in 2001 murder case

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Douglas Smith Douglas Smith
Tina Myers Tina Myers
CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) -

Testimony began Monday in a 12-year-old murder case in Cumberland County.

Douglas Preston Smith, 58, is accused of killing 33-year-old Tina Myers in a wooded area near Mount Holly Springs in December 2001.

Authorities said Myers was a prostitute who would exchange sex acts for drugs, and that Smith strangled and beat her to death because she smoked all of his crack cocaine and refused to engage in a sex act.

Smith was arrested in Aug. 2010 after DNA evidence linked him to the crime, according to prosecutors.

 

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