Trial begins two years after woman was shot, dumped in pond

In August 2009, 49-year-old Kathryn Keener disappeared from her West Ashley home and was later found in a pond — allegedly where the suspected killer had hoped an alligator would eat her.

The trial on murder charges for the alleged shooter, 23-year-old Jessie James Murphy, began on Tuesday.

A few reports are out there, but the better is over at The Post and Courier.

If you recall, this is the same case in which paper columnist Ken Burger made disparaging remarks about Keener's disappearance and lifestyle and had to pen a retraction column.

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