Jury selection begins in Laura Garza murder trial

Michael Mele

January 9, 2012 4:18:02 AM PST
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the murder of a Brooklyn dancer who vanished outside a Manhattan nightclub.

Laura Garza was seen leaving the Marquee nightclub in December 2008 with registered sex offender Michael Mele.

Her body was later found in a field in Pennsylvania.

Mele is charged with murder in Orange County where the alleged crime was committed.

Mele faces life in prison if convicted.

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