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Jury selection begins for Alement bar murders

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Jury selection is now underway in the trial of a man charged with murdering two men outside of a local bar.

48-year-old Guadalupe Pelayo was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of 41-year-old Francisco Lopez and 35-year-old Luis Navarrete.

The murders took place outside of the Alement bar in Downtown Yuma in the early morning hours of January 30 of last year.

Pelayo passed a mental health evaluation last August, ensuring he was competent to stand trial.

Trial dates have not been set, but the state anticipates the trial will last four weeks.

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