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Trial begins today for suspect in beating death

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Trial begins today for suspect in beating death

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MOUNT VERNON, Wash. -Trial is set to begin today for a Marysville man accused in the fatal beating of another man in the Birdsview area of Skagit County.

Prosecutors allege that Richard Kirkham and two co-defendants brutally assaulted Kenneth “Bob” Stewart at the victim’s home in June 2011.

Stewart died later at a Bellingham hospital.

Kirkham’s co-defendants, Ryan Miller and Andrew Brooks, are scheduled to go on trial next year.

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