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 .