Trial underway for man accused of killing Lebanese neighbor

Trial underway for man accused of killing Lebanese neighbor
This file photo provided by the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office shows Stanley Vernon Majors, of Tulsa, Okla, who is accused of first-degree murder and a hate crime in the slaying of his Lebanese neighbor in August 2016. (AP)
Updated 29 January 2018
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Trial underway for man accused of killing Lebanese neighbor

Trial underway for man accused of killing Lebanese neighbor

TULSA, Oklahoma: Jurors are preparing to hear opening statements in a trial for an Oklahoma man accused of first-degree murder and a hate crime in the slaying of his Lebanese neighbor.
Stanley Vernon Majors is expected to be in a Tulsa courtroom when his trial resumes Monday in district court. The 63-year-old is accused in the August 2016 killing of 37-year-old Khalid Jabara.
Prosecutors say Majors fatally shot Jabara after bombarding him and his family with racial insults for years.
Majors previously pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and malicious intimidation and harassment, which is Oklahoma’s hate-crime law.
Majors’ attorneys have indicated they will present a mental health-based defense, though Majors was previously found competent to stand trial.
A jury of nine men and five women, including two alternates, was selected Friday.