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      Trial starts for slayings of Sandusky woman, her 2 kids

      <span id="bIImageViewer_CaptionTextID">Heather Jackson and her two children, Celina and Wayne, were found dead inside their Sandusky home, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012</span>

      Testimony has begun in the trial of a man suspected of strangling a Sandusky woman and her two children in September 2012.

      The Sandusky Register reports police officers and friends of the woman testified Tuesday at the trial of 42-year-old Curtis Clinton.One officer testified about finding the children's bodies behind boxes in a utility closet.Another recounted how the Heather Jackson's body was found under a mattress.

      Clinton has pleaded not guilty in the slayings of the Jackson with her 3-year-old daughter,Celina, and 1-year-old son, Wayne, at a Sandusky home.

      A jury of eight men and four women was selected to hear the case.

      Prosecutors decided to pursue a possible death penalty for Clinton if he is convicted.

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