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Jeffrey Spring Murder Trial Began Today

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The murder trial for Jeffrey Spring started today in Jefferson County.

Spring, 53, is charged with murder with firearm specification and tampering with evidence.

Spring allegedly shot and killed Stephen Boyer, 47, at his home near Austin Lake in December 2014.

He originally told authorities he believed Boyer was an armed with a knife and broke into his home, shooting him in self defense.

Evidence later showed that was not the case.

(Related Story: Spring Indicted by Grand Jury for Township Road Murder)

Stay with WTRF for updates on what happens in court today.

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