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Murder trial starts here
Charges stems from 2007 death at Raintree
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Opening statements began Thursday morning in the murder trial of Richard Geiger, who is charged for the death his girlfriend Rosie Smith in her Raintree Apartment on Saunders Avenue in March 2007.
The trial is expected to continue at least into Friday.
A panel of five women, seven men were attentive as they received orders from presiding Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart and heard opening arguments from Atlantic Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Russell Mabrey and Public Defender Brett Williams.
Among the key witnesses scheduled will be Smith's estranged husband Larry Smith.
According to opening statements by Mabrey, Smith was going to testify he was in the backroom of the apartment at the time of the alleged crime. Mabrey said Smith would testify he saw Geiger run out of the apartment. Williams, however, countered that Smith had told police he had not been to the apartment before the crime and didn't know Geiger.
There will be a lot more about the trial in Friday's Coastal Curier.

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