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Michigan man accused of streaming shooting on Facebook

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JACKSON, MI (AP) -

The trial is underway for a Michigan man accused of breaking into a home and shooting a woman while streaming on Facebook Live.

The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports that 20-year-old Anthony Gelia is charged with open murder, first-degree home invasion and felony firearms in the death of 26-year-old Brittany Southwell. An open murder charge allows the jury to decide between first- or second-degree murder.

Police allege Gelia broke into Southwell's home in Nov. 2016 and fired several shots. The medical examiner says she died of a single gunshot wound.

Authorities arrested Gelia that evening after they saw him in a white SUV matching the description of a vehicle leaving the scene.

Gelia's attorney says he won't deny much of what his client is accused of, but is seeking a lesser charge.

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