Murder trial starts over fatal shooting of Tennessee deputy

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A prosecutor and defense attorney agree that jurors won’t have doubts that the man charged with killing a Tennessee sheriff’s deputy in 2018 did fatally shoot him and set fire to his patrol car with his body inside. During opening statements Monday, a defense attorney argued that the only question jurors may have in the case against Steven Wiggins over the killing of Dickson County Sheriff’s Sgt. Daniel Baker is whether it was premeditated. Prosecutors have charged Wiggins with first-degree murder and are seeking the death penalty in the grisly slaying that set off a two-day manhunt. Wiggins also faces federal charges in Baker’s death.

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