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Double-Homicide trial begins in Neligh, Nebraska


Jury selection is underway in the trial of a Ewing, Nebraska man charged with murdering his ex-girlfriend and her husband.

The bodies of Victoria and Alex Vargas were found shot to death in their trailer near Ewing last December. The trailer had been set on fire.

Matthew Hinrichsen is charged with two counts of First-Degree Murder.  He's also charged with Arson and Possession of a Firearm While Committing a Felony.  His trial began Thursday morning in Antelope County District Court in Neligh.

If a jury is seated Thursday, opening arguments are expected to begin on Monday.

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