Opening statements today in 1991 Stowe murder trial

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Opening statements are set for today in the murder trial of the man accused in the 1991 killing of a Stowe woman.

Twelve men and three women were seated on the jury yesterday capping two days of jury selection in Vermont District Court in White River Junction.

Sixty-one-year-old Howard Godfrey is accused in the October 1991 death of 28-year-old Patricia Scoville who disappeared after going bike riding near Stowe. She had been strangled.

The trial was moved from Lamoille County because of concerns that pretrial publicity about the case had tainted the pool of would-be jurors.

Three of the people will serve as alternates, but they weren’t identified.

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