- Associated Press - Monday, May 18, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - Jury selection has begun for the trial of a man charged with kidnapping, robbing and killing a Boston woman, then leaving her body in a city park.

Eight jurors were selected Monday to hear the case of 30-year-old Edwin Alemany in Suffolk Superior Court. The proceedings continue Tuesday. Eight more jurors are needed.

Alemany is charged with the July 2013 killing of 24-year-old Amy Lord.

Prosecutors say Lord, a Wilbraham native and Bentley University graduate, was beaten, then forced to use her own SUV to drive to several ATMs and withdraw money. She was then forced to drive to Stony Brook Reservation, where she was killed.

Alemany is also being tried for assaults of three other women.

Alemany’s lawyers have said their client has a history of mental illness and they plan an insanity defense.

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