Jury selection completed in Mele trial

The convicted sex offender charged with killing aspiring dancer Laura Garza pleaded not guilty to murder.

January 17, 2012 6:05:23 PM PST
In Orange County, jury selection wrapped up Tuesday in the trial of a man accused of killing an aspiring dancer.

Testimony is set to begin Monday in the case against Michael Mele.

Laura Garza was last seen leaving a Manhattan nightclub with Mele in 2008.

16 months later, her body was discovered in a Pennsylvania field.

Mele has previous sex offense convictions.

The trial could last up to six weeks.

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