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Killings Goes on Trial for Child's Death

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - It's been a year-and-a-half since the death of 11-year-old Lakeisha White, and Monday, Ron Killings, the former detective who hit White, will go on trial.

Killings has been charged with reckless homicide.

Killings was responding to a call when he hit and killed White on Bradyville Pike in Murfreesboro. Prosecutors said White was going more than 70 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour speed zone.

Witnesses at the scene told police that Killings got rid of bottles of alcohol before he went to check on White. Those bottles have been excluded from the trial, but the testimony of the witnesses claiming Killings did not give immediate aid could be allowed to show that his behavior could have contributed to the 11-year-old's death.

Jury selection will take place Monday in Chattanooga. Opening arguments will begin Tuesday in Murfreesboro.

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