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Trial Begins for Man Accused of 2012 Beating Death of West Union Man

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A trial began Wednesday for a Harrison County man accused of beating a man to death in January 2012.

Authorities said William Murray and Clayton Collins killed Thomas Blankenship, Jr., 20, with a wrench and buried his body in Barbour County.

Collins and a mutual friend of Blankenship and Murray both testified Wednesday.

The friend testified about the motive and of a conspiracy.

The trial will continue Thursday.