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Trial beginning in Mercer County murder case

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MERCER, Pa. - Jury selection begins today in Mercer County Common Pleas Court for the man suspected of killing a French Creek Township man, then setting the victim's body on fire.

46-year-old Ralph Young of Franklin, Pa. faces trial on charges of first degree murder, third degree murder and abuse of a corpse.

Investigators say Young fatally shot David Dignall, then poured a flammable liquid on the victim and setting a fire.

Authorities found Dignall's remains inside his charred van on Hollobaugh Road in French Creek Township on December 20, 2012.
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