Yonts' Murder Trial to Begin Today

Harrison Yonts is charged with murder in a fatal hit-and-run collision that occurred in November 2005 in Murray, Ky.

Yonts was arrested the next day after being accused of hitting 62-year-old Nadia Shaheen who was walking along the roadside.

Murray police said they linked evidence from the crime scene to Yonts' vehicle.

A 20-year-old at the time, Yonts faces murder, tampering with physical evidence, leaving the scene of an accident and DUI charges.

The trial is scheduled for Calloway Circuit Court.

Yonts is the son of State Representative Brent Yonts of Greenville, Ky.