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Sisouvanh trial set to start Monday

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KENNEWICK, WA- Two years after a murder in Columbia Park, prosecutors and defense attorneys are ready to pick a jury for the trial of Phien Sisouvanh.

More than 100 potential jurors will show up to Benton County Court on Monday to answer a questionnaire about their knowledge of the case and their experiences and any opinions they may have on mental illness.

Sisouvanh has pleaded innocent by reason of insanity. She's accused of killing a pregnant woman in Columbia Park and cutting the unborn child from the woman's womb. The baby survived and is now being raised by its father.

Police discovered Sisouvanh in a car at the WorkSource parking lot in Kennewick, where she claimed to have given birth to the child she held in her arms.

Later at Kennewick General Hospital, according to police, Sisouvanh admitted she hadn't given birth, and said police could find the actual mother at Columbia Park.

The trial is expected to last about two weeks. 

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