- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2016

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - The trial for a massage therapist accused of killing his co-worker is set to begin.

The Virginian-Pilot reports (https://bit.ly/1WLgTOq) that jury selection in Justin Keith Cornell’s case is expected to begin on Monday. Prosecutors say they expect the trial to last four to four days.

Cornell was charged with second degree murder in the death of Brianna Armstrong. Authorities say the two worked together at a spa when Armstrong disappeared last May.

Her car was found in a shopping center parking lot next to Cornell’s apartment complex six days after she was reported missing. Armstrong’s remains were later found in trash bags that had been dumped near Dismal Swamp Creek.

A police report says that Cornell told police that he dated Armstrong from December 2014 through March 2015.


Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, https://pilotonline.com

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