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Opening arguments heard in Nathan Yager's trial

After taking three days to seat the jury, opening arguments were heard Friday morning in the case of Nathan Yager. Yager is charged with second degree murder in the death of his estranged wife Melinda in 2011.

Yager's retrial begins Tuesday

It's now been seven years since the brutal slaying of Melinda Tackett Yager in Paonia, and while her estranged husband has been jailed since her death, his conviction is still up in the air.

Yager was convicted of second degree murder following a jury trial in November 2012, but won an appeal when his attorney successfully argued that the trial court erroneously refused to instruct the jury on the defense of insanity.

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