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Trial for L.A. teacher murder begins

November 24, 2008 6:26:10 AM PST
The trial for a man charged with murder of a Culver City teacher begins on Monday.Investigators say Reynaldo Cruz grabbed the steering wheel of his girlfriend's car during an argument, plowing into 24-year-old Carrie Phillips and her students.

Phillips was killed, and eight students were injured.

Cruz's girlfriend, Laura Samayoa, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

Both have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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