Jury selection begins today for Anthony Lewis trial - Tucson News Now

Jury selection begins today for Anthony Lewis trial

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

In just a few short hours, the trial of a man accused of killing a Tucson woman is set to begin.  It has taken five years to get to this point.

Today the first degree murder trial for Anthony Lewis begins.   

Lewis is accused of killing Angela Hudson, in the fall of 2008.  Police say Lewis doused the victim in gasoline and set her on fire after breaking into her home.  Hudson died five months later, in a Phoenix burn center. 
Lewis was eventually caught by police as he tried to leave the U.S. and cross into Canada.  Earlier this spring he turned down a plea deal, opting instead for a trial.  If he is found guilty he could face life in prison without the chance of parole. 

Jury selection is expected to start this morning at 9 a.m.

Stay with Tucson News Now for updates on this case as they come in.

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