- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 9, 2018

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The trial of a man accused of killing a Washington woman in 2016 is set to begin today with opening statements.

The Olympian reports James Stidd faces one count of second-degree murder while armed with a deadly weapon, four counts of first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, and one count of tampering with physical evidence in the alleged slaying of Olympia woman Gail Doyle.

Doyle, who was last seen at an Olympia bar with Stidd in June 2016, has not been found.

Stidd has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Thurston County Prosecutor Jon Tunheim told The Olympian last year that prosecuting the case without Doyle’s body will be difficult, but not impossible.


Information from: The Olympian, http://www.theolympian.com

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