Venice double homicide trial set to begin

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SARASOTA COUNTY - Opening statements are set to begin today in the murder trial of a Venice man accused of killing his girlfriend and neighbor in 2011.

John Alen Lee allegedly attacked Traci Nabergall and Jason Salter inside Salter's home in Venice during an argument.

According to police reports the two victims were found nearly decapitated.

A jury was seated on Thursday. This is the second attempt to try Lee for the murders. Last September, a mistrial was declared after it was discovered jurors were discussing the case among themselves.

If convicted, Lee could face the death penalty.