Trial Underway for GPS Monitoring of Man Convicted of 1987 Murder


 A trial is underway for an Augusta man convicted of the rape and murder of a UW-Eau Claire student.

The jury was selected Wednesday morning in the case of 63-year-old Jeffery Smith, who was convicted in 1987 of killing Susan Fahrman.

After being released from prison in 2016, he wanted to be off electronic monitoring. The Eau Claire County Court chose to hold a trial this month.

Eight people have been selected to serve on the jury, including one alternate. The conditions of his 2016 released is to include lifetime GPS monitoring.

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