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Elston murder trial is underway

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By The Staff

The following facts are not in dispute in the trial of Robert Steven Elston.

On July 6, 2008 Elston pulled the trigger of a .44-caliber magnum discharging one bullet into the chest of Joseph D. Burch, 31, killing the younger man almost instantaneously.

Elston, whose defense team will argue he fired in self-defense, was charged with second-degree murder.

As he sat in court during the trial, he appeared calm and lucid, smiling at family members as he was seated and to whom he clearly wanted to speak.


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