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UPDATE: First day of testimony ends in Daigle trial

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Posted at 7:05 PM, Jul 06, 2019

The jury heard opening statements, as well as testimony from nine witnesses today.

It was the first day of trial for Kevin Daigle, who is accused of first-degree murder in the slaying of a State Trooper.

The jury and alternates were seated last week. Daigle was granted a change of venue, which means his jury was selected here in Lafayette.

Opening statements began Sunday, July 7, at 9:00 a.m.

Daigle is accused of killing Trooper Steven Vincent in 2015. The slaying happened in Calcasieu Parish.

The state is seeking the death penalty.