Trial begins for Jeffersonville man accused of killing his nephe - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Trial begins for Jeffersonville man accused of killing his nephew

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A trial began Tuesday for a Jeffersonville man police say shot and killed his nephew.

Jeremy Swank was charged with murder for the shooting on Dec. 7 of last year. It happened in the basement of Swank's home on Cherry Drive.

Police say 20-year-old Michael Metcalfe was shot in the head multiple times and later died at the hospital.

Swank has claimed the shooting was an accident. Along with murder, he's charged with obstruction of justice and aggravated battery.

Jury selection in the trial began this morning and witnesses were expect to speak this afternoon.

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