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Cruz murder trial jury selection continues

LOCKPORT – Jury selection will resume Monday morning for the Dominick Cruz murder trial in Niagara County Court.

After 2 1/2 days of interviewing prospective jurors, 11 have been chosen. One more juror, plus some alternates, are to be selected Monday, with the opening statements of the attorneys and the first testimony slated for Monday afternoon. The trial is expected to last into the following week, attorneys said.

Cruz, 40, of Amherst Street, Buffalo, is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Mark D. Sternin Jr., 25, of the City of Tonawanda, and with attempted murder and first-degree assault in the shooting of Tyler P. Sadauskas, 24, of Middleport. The men were shot about 1:30 a.m. Jan. 10 in a parking lot at Tremont and Manhattan streets in North Tonawanda.

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