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2nd try at jury selection in Pa. murder trial

September 3, 2013
Associated Press

READING, Pa. (AP) — Jury selection is under way for a second time in the murder trial of a man accused of setting his ex-girlfriend on fire in her Reading home.

Donald Williams is accused of killing 49-year-old Maria Serrano in June 2009.

Investigators say the 34-year-old Philadelphia man raped and stabbed Serrano before dumping gasoline on her and setting her on fire. She died about six weeks later.

WFMZ-TV ( reports Tuesday that it's the second attempt to try Williams for the murder. The first attempt ended in a mistrial last summer, when a judge determined that a jury could not be chosen.

Williams had previously been convicted of third-degree murder in a 1994 slaying and was paroled in 2008.


Information from: WFMZ-TV,



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