Jury Seated in Supino Murder Trial, Opening Statements Set for Wednesday

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WATERLOO, Iowa — A jury was seated Monday in the decades-old Copper Dollar Ranch murder trial.

Fifty-four-year-old Terri Supino is accused in the brutal murders of her estranged husband Steven Fisher and his girlfriend, Melissa Gregory, back in 1983.

The murders happened at the Copper Dollar Ranch near Newton. Fisher and Gregory were beaten to death.

Prosecutors are expected to present evidence that Supino was a jealous ex with a violent temper. The defense will likely tell jurors that the Copper Dollar Ranch was a front for drug activity and that the murders were drug-related.

The jury is made up of 12 jurors and two alternates. There are ten women and four men.

Opening statements are scheduled to begin Wednesday in Black Hawk County. The trial was moved to Waterloo because of pre-trial publicity.

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