Jury seated at former Chattanooga firefighter's murder trial

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Prosecutors told jurors that eyewitnesses will testify that a former Chattanooga firefighter abducted and fatally shot a teenager.

Thirty-three-year-old Marvin Nicholson Junior is on trial for the October 2006 slaying of 15-year-old James Citizen.

An attorney for Nicholson said Wednesday that other eyewitness descriptions and evidence will show a case of "mistaken identity."

Seven men and seven women were picked as jurors for the trial.

Defense attorneys say the teen was a drug dealer who had frequent encounters with police.

Citizen was abducted at gunpoint while walking with his sister on a street in the neighborhood where they lived near Nicholson, then driven to a rural area and shot multiple times.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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