- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 2, 2014

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) - The trial of a parolee accused of stabbing to death a suburban Chicago girl in her home has begun.

Jury selection began Tuesday in John Wilson Jr’s murder trial. Opening statements at the Cook County Circuit Court in Bridgeview are expected this week.

Wilson is accused of killing 14-year-old Kelli O’Laughlin as he burglarized her Indian Head Park home in 2011. Prosecutors allege Wilson also taunted O’Loughlin’s mom later from the girl’s stolen phone.

If convicted, the 40-year-old Wilson could face a sentence of life in prison.

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