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Murder Trial Begins in Worcester County

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Justin Michael Hadel Justin Michael Hadel
Christine Marie Sheddy Christine Marie Sheddy

SNOW HILL, Md.- After a series of delays, jury selection got under way Monday in Worcester County for a man accused of murdering a Pocomoke City woman in 2007.

Twenty-year-old Justin Michael Hadel of College Station, Texas, is on trial for first-degree murder as well as first- and second-degree assault in the killing of Christine Marie Sheddy, the Bowers Beach, Del., woman who went missing in November 2007 from Pocomoke.

According to the statement of charges, Hadel killed Sheddy on or about Nov. 13, 2007 at a home on 2911 Byrd Road in Pocomoke.

Sheddy's skeletal remains were found on Feb. 19 on the grounds of a bed and breakfast in downtown Snow Hill, Md.

Sheddy was reported missing Nov. 14, 2007. The 26-year-old woman had last been seen at the Pocomoke home where she had been staying as a guest, authorities said.

Charging documents show that Hadel had also been a guest at the home at the time. According to prosecutors, witnesses stated Hadel was responsible for Sheddy's murder and provided investigators with a potential location of her remains.

During the search for Sheddy's body, a clandestine grave was excavated which produced deceased human remains. Clothing found on the remains were consistent with the clothing Sheddy was reportedly wearing on the day of her disappearance.

Hadel's Worcester County Circuit Court trial is expected to last all week.

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