WJTV News Channel 12 - Ealey Murder Trial Begins

Ealey Murder Trial Begins

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Opening statements are underway for a Madison County mother accused of leaving her newborn son in a suitcase outside a church near her home. 

The baby was found dead by a grounds crew. Witness testimony is expected to being Tuesday morning in the trial of Shelia Ealey. 

A jury was selected Monday.  Ealey was indicted on a capital murder charge.  The trial is happening at Madison County Circuit Court in Canton. 

A lawn crew found the baby in July 2010 while they were working a Smith Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.  It's on Livingston-Vernon Road in Flora. That's a few blocks from Ealey's home. 

We have a crew inside the courtroom and we will bring you updates throughout the day.

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