Jury seated in Phylicia Barnes trial

Jury seated in Barnes trial

BALTIMORE - The jury has been seated in the trial of Michael Johnson, the man accused of killing Phylicia Barnes.

The judge heard motions Thursday.  Opening arguments are expected Friday morning.

Barnes, a North Carolina teenager disappeared during a visit to Baltimore back in 2010 and was eventually found murdered.

The state says 28-year-old Michael Maurice Johnson killed Barnes.

The visit to her half-sister in Baltimore was in December of 2010.  In April of 2011, after a massive search, Barnes' body was found in the Susquehanna River near the Conowingo Dam.  She had been strangled.

Read more about the case here .


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