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A 53-year old Port Huron man is standing trial this week in St. Clair County Circuit Court, accused in the throat slashing death this past summer of a 26-year old city resident.  Michael Poole is charged with open murder in the death of David Long.  Port Huron Police say the incident began the night of June 7th as several people were sitting around a bonfire along the 600-block of Stanton Street, including Long and Poole.  Witnesses say the two men had been involved in a dispute throughout the day, and the two engaged in a confrontation that night.  Poole allegedly approached Long and cut his throat with a knife.  Long was rushed to a local hospital and passed away.  During investigations, the suspect, who had fled the scene, was located at his residence early the next morning along the 11-hundred block of 10th Street and was taken into custody without incident.  Jury selection and opening arguments took place Wednesday in St. Clair County Circuit Court before Judge Daniel Kelly.
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