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Trial Starts for Son Accused of Killing and Dismembering Father

A Boston man accused of killing his elderly father and dismembering his body is set to go on trial this week.

Brian Lee was arrested in October 2006 after police found his father's remains in the backyard of a home where Lee worked as a handyman and at his father's home in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood.

Prosecutors said Lee's father, 70-year-old Edward Lee, had taken out three restraining orders against his son over the previous six years, including one the week before he was killed, alleging that his son physically abused him and threatened him.

Brian Lee has pleaded not guilty to murder. Lee told police he found his father dead already, covered with blood.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Suffolk Superior Court.

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