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Trial begins for man accused of slaying Jane Britt

The murder trial of Joseph N. Njonge, the 25-year-old accused of slaying 75-year-old Jane Carol Britt on March 19, 2008, began June 4.

Njonge worked at a Federal Way nursing facility, where Britt's husband stayed until he recently passed away and at which Britt frequented often. Britt's body was found in the trunk of her car, parked outside the home. She died of strangulation.

Njonge's DNA was found under the woman's fingernails and he was in possession of her husband's Costco card upon his arrest. It appeared as though there was a struggle.

Njonge, among others, took care of Britt's husband at the home. Britt complained to staff that her husband was not being properly cared for, reports said.

The suspect pleaded not guilty April 2008. The Kenya native has no prior criminal record, with the exception of traffic tickets, reports said. He remains in jail on $1 million bail.

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