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Jury selection begins today in murder trial of former Orlando cop

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ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

More than a year after the fatal shooting of his son, a retired Orlando Police officer charged with his son's death will be in a courtroom today for jury selection in his trial.

Jury selection will start at 9:30 a.m. today in downtown Orlando. Tim Davis Sr. is charged with second-degree murder in the October 2011 shooting death of Tim Davis Jr. If convicted, he faces the possibility of life in prison.

Attorneys for Davis Sr. are expected to invoke the state's 'stand your ground' law in his defense. Davis Sr. argues he had no choice but to fire on his son, because he feared for his life when the two got into an argument at the senior's Apopka home. Davis Sr. said he son had just beaten him up and was about to do it again when he pulled out a gun and shot his son in self-defense.

Davis Jr. was shot twice in the stomach.

"He was trying to beat me up again," Davis Sr. has said. "I was very afraid. I didn't know he was going to kill me or not."

Davis Sr.'s 10-year-old daughter witnessed shooting and is standing by her dad's side.

Prosecutors say Davis Sr. was enraged when he killed his son in October 2011.

MyFoxOrlando.com will provide a live stream of the jury selection for the trial of Davis Sr. starting at 10 a.m. after Good Day Orlando.

Check back for updates.

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