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Jury selection begins in murder trial

By Nathan Hardin
nhardin@salisburypost.com
SALISBURY – Jury selection kicked off this morning in the first-degree murder trial of Larry Wayne Call.
The trial is expected to last throughout the week and will begin when all 12 jurors have been selected.
Call is accused of killing 52-year-old Kevin Michael Rufty during the summer of 2010.
Investigators found Rufty, who was an acquaintance of Call’s, slumped over in his 1995 Buick LeSabre off Grubb Ferry Road on June 27, 2010. Call had “several stab wounds to the chest area,” according to a search warrant obtained by the Post.
Rufty’s vehicle had struck a tree in the 1900 block when deputies arrived. Authorities believe Call was inside the car with Rufty at the time of the murder.
Jessie McKeithan Brady, now 45, was also charged with felony accessory after the fact to murder.
Salisbury attorney Darrin Jordan represents Call.
Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook spent most of the morning asking potential jurors about their background and knowledge of the case.
Court resumes at 2 p.m.

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