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Trial begins in Dunn County stabbing death case

Dunn County (WQOW) – The trial is underway Monday in a Dunn County murder case.

Ezra McCandless is accused of stabbing Alexander Woodworth of Eau Claire 16 times in March of 2018.

His body was found in a car in Springbrook township between Eau Claire and Menomonie.

Prosecutors say McCandless showed up at a home not far from the crime scene barefoot and disheveled with some blood around her mouth.

The 22-year old is charged with 1st degree intentional homicide. She’s pleaded not guilty to the charge.

On Monday, attorneys spent the day selecting the jury. Judge James Peterson anticipates opening statements will be made Tuesday morning.

Both the state and the defense are scheduled to call several expert witnesses to the stand including law enforcement.

The trial is expected to last three weeks.

Katrina Lim

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