Trial Begins in 2009 Murder Case

Lexington County, SC (WLTX) - Opening statements will take place Tuesday in the trial of a man accused of a 2009 murder.

Sydney Allen accused of shooting and killing 37-year-old Christopher Michael Reese at Cowboy's Auction, a business that Hursey owned near Gaston.

Investigators at the time said Reese and his girlfriend were living in a room at the business, and that the victim and suspect got into a fight before the killing.

Several video poker machines were also found in his business.

Monday, a jury was picked and pre-trial motions were filed.


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