Hassell murder trial starts Monday

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by Laura Matovina

MILWAUKEE COUNTY -- Two men accused of killing a Milwaukee woman will face a jury for the first time Monday.

Alphonso Willis, 28, is facing a first degree intentional homicide charge for allegedly killing Susan Hassell.

His nephew, Earnest Jackson, 17, is also charged as an adult with felony murder.

Detectives said Jackson told them he watched Willis kill Hassell over a drug debt in her apartment near 23rd and Scott.

Police used footprints found in the snow near the crime scene to track Willis down.

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