Update: Jury set, opening arguments have begun.

Update: Jury set, opening arguments have begun.

Opening statements have wrapped up in the Abdulhakim Muhammad murder trial.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - UPDATE, 11:15 am: The prosecution showed dash cam footage from one of first police officers on scene day of shooting. The video showed medics rushing to aid of victims.

Opening statements have wrapped up in the Abdulhakim Muhammad murder trial. The state is set to begin calling witnesses after a 15 minute break.

The judge, prosecutors and defense attorneys for Abdulhakim Muhammad questioned more than four dozen potential jurors Monday and Tuesday before they found 12 jurors and two alternates.

Muhammad has confessed to killing 23-year-old Army Pvt. William Andrew Long and wounding Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula in Little Rock in 2009. He says the shootings were in retaliation for U.S. military action in the Middle East.

If he's convicted of capital murder, Muhammad could face the death penalty. Potential jurors who said they were opposed to capital punishment were dismissed.

Muhammad was born Carlos Bledsoe in Memphis, Tenn., and changed his name after converting to Islam.

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