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Jury selection underway in Metairie double murder

Dexter Allen (Source: Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office) Dexter Allen (Source: Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office)
JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

Jury selection is underway in the murder trial of a man accused of shooting and killing a Metairie father and son.

Dexter Allen is accused of killing David and Nicholas Pence in April 2015. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said Allen and an accomplice, Haraquon Degruy, were breaking into cars that night in the Pence's Metairie neighborhood when Allen went into the Pence's home, stole several items, and shot and killed the father and son.

Allen is charged with two counts of second-degree murder and 19 counts of simple burglary. 

Degruy is charged with two counts of principal to second-degree murder and 19 counts of simple burglary. She will be tried separately.

The prosecutor told potential jurors Tuesday that this is a serious case and he's expecting a long trial. In fact, they expect it to last through next Wednesday.

If convicted, Allen faces life in prison.

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