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Rockford man on trial for killing his own mother

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A Rockford man goes to trial accused of killing his own mother.  It happened back in May of 2009 at 1219 Greenwood Avenue.

Police say Franklin T. Byrd was inside the house with his mother, Leslie Byrd.  When officers got there, they heard several gunshots and found Leslie Byrd dead.   Her son was charged with her murder shortly after the shooting.

Jury selection in this case started early last week, but testimony isn't expected to wrap up until the end of this week. Byrd faces both first degree murder and armed robbery charges.

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