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      Murder Trial Begins in 2012 Strangling Death

      Shawn Johnson

      Lynchburg, VA - The trial is underway for a Lynchburg man accused of strangling another man to death.

      Shawn Johnson is facing a second degree murder charge in the death of Thomas Belford.

      Police say back in August of 2012, the two men got into a fight outside of the Old Dominion Lodge.

      Belford died later at the hospital.

      Police say Johnson turned himself in after the fight.

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