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Doctor's murder trial underway

The trial of a central Kentucky doctor accused of killing his wife is now underway.

Jury selection began last week in Danville for Dr. Steven Hall's murder trial.

It continued today.

There's concern that finding an impartial jury in Boyle County will be difficult.

Hall's attorney asked for a change of venue, saying there has been too much media coverage of the murder, and it could impact the opinions of the jurors.

The judge told potential jurors to prepare for a ten day trial.

Hall is accused of hitting his wife, Isabel, with a pontoon boat on Lake Herrington on the couple's 21st wedding anniversary.

He rejected a plea deal in May.

Last week, Hall's attorney asked the judge to dismiss allegations Hall was seeing another woman at the time of his wife's death.

Prosecutors want to use it as evidence.

If convicted, Hall could face anywhere from 20 years to life behind bars.


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