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Trial Begins In 1969 Cold Case Murder Of Tewksbury Boy

WOBURN (AP) — Opening statements in the trial of one of three men charged in connection with the slaying of a Massachusetts teenager more than 43 years ago are scheduled to get under way.

Michael Ferreira of Salem, N.H., is charged with murder in the September 1969 death of 15-year-old John McCabe of Tewksbury.

Prosecutors say McCabe was kidnapped after leaving a dance and assaulted by three older teens who wanted to teach him a lesson for flirting with the girlfriend of one of them. He died of asphyxiation after being bound and gagged and left in a Lowell field.

The now 58-year-old Ferreira was arrested in April 2011. He has pleaded not guilty.

Opening statements are expected Tuesday in Middlesex Superior Court, following the completion of jury selection, which started Monday.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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