Jury selection begins in Amy Lord murder trial - Metro US

Jury selection begins in Amy Lord murder trial

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Edwin Almeny
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Jury selection got underway Monday in the murder of Amy Lord, the 23-year-old South Boston woman who was kidnapped and fatally stabbed nearly two years ago.

Edwin Alemany, 30, is charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping, armed carjacking, two counts of armed robbery, two counts of armed robbery while masked, armed assault with intent to rape, stealing by confining, roarson of a motor vehicle in connection to the Wilbram native’s murder.

Prosecutors alleged that Alemany forced Lord into a car at knifepoint near her apartment in the early morning hours of July 23, 2013 then forcing her to make withdrawals from two ATMs. She was then forced to drive to Stony Brook Reservation, investigators claim, where a jogger found her remains.

Alemany also faces a slew of charges in connection to three additional attacks that occurred in Southie and Mission Hill prior to Lord’s death.

DNA evidence tied him to each of the assaults, investigators said.

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