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Jul 23, 2012 5:52 AM by AP

Trial of man charged in infant's death to start

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The long-delayed murder trial of a Shreveport man charged with beating his infant daughter to death is expected to begin Monday.

The Times reports jury selection in the capital murder trial of 24-year-old Samuel Jordan is expected to take a week.

Jordan was arrested in December 2008 and indicted on a charge of first-degree murder for killing 9-week-old Lyrica T. Kennedy.

Jordan brought the infant to WK Pierremont Health Center in critical condition because she was having trouble breathing. Doctors determined the child was suffering from severe head injuries and declared her brain dead. The child was pronounced dead six days later.

Kennedy's mother told police her daughter had been staying with Jordan for the previous seven days, investigators said. He was questioned and later booked into jail.

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