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Rebecca Hatcher stands trial for murder of War Mayor Tom Hatcher

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One woman accused in the brutal murder of a McDowell Mayor is standing trial.

Rebecca Hatcher is facing first degree murder charges for her role in the death of War Mayor Doctor Thomas Hatcher.  59News reporter Lauren Hensley shows us what happened inside the courtroom.    

A serious faced Rebecca Hatcher watched on as 7 women and 5 men were chosen as the jury for her trail and what Hatcher is charged with us just as serious as the express of her face.

"Count Two is felony conspiracy in that in July of 2012 that Rebecca Hatcher and Earl Click knowingly conspired to commit felonies against the state of West Virginia by conspiring to commit murder in the first degree," Judge Rudolph Murensky, McDowell County Circuit Court said.

Hatcher along with her brother Earl Click is facing first degree murder charges for their alleged role in the death of War Mayor Thomas Hatcher.  Rebecca is the Mayor's daughter-in-law and according to officials, Tom Hatcher was found dead on July 17 2012.  His body was found when concerned city of War employees said he didn't show for work and they went to look for him. Investigators said Hatcher and Click allegedly stole more than a thousand dollars from the mayor to buy drugs.

Opening arguments began late Wednesday.  Witness Testimony is expected for the rest of this week.