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Day one of Luis Gonzalez trial

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-Luis Gonzalez reenters a Lee County courtroom after a break on the first day of his trial on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Fort Myers. Gonzalez, 27, is accused of failing to stop or remain at a crash scene involving death and negligent manslaughter with a weapon in the 2008 hit-and-run death of Tia Poklemba in San Carlos Park.

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David Albers/Staff -Luis Gonzalez reenters a Lee County courtroom after a break on the first day of his trial on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Fort Myers. Gonzalez, 27, is accused of failing to stop or remain at a crash scene involving death and negligent manslaughter with a weapon in the 2008 hit-and-run death of Tia Poklemba in San Carlos Park.

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-Luis Gonzalez listens to testimony on the first day of his trial on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Fort Myers.  Gonzalez is accused of failing to stop or remain at a crash scene involving death and negligent manslaughter with a weapon in the 2008 hit-and-run death of Tia Poklemba in San Carlos Park.
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-Defense attorney Donald Day questions jurors on the first day of the trial of Luis Gonzalez on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Fort Myers. Gonzalez, 27, is accused of failing to stop or remain at a crash scene involving death and negligent manslaughter with a weapon in the 2008 hit-and-run death of Tia Poklemba in San Carlos Park.
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-Defense attorney Donald Day gives his opening statement on the first day of the trial of Luis Gonzalez on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Fort Myers. Gonzalez, 27, is accused of failing to stop or remain at a crash scene involving death and negligent manslaughter with a weapon in the 2008 hit-and-run death of Tia Poklemba in San Carlos Park.
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-Judge Edward Volz listens to the questioning of jurors on the first day of the trial of Luis Gonzalez on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Fort Myers.  Gonzalez, 27, is accused of failing to stop or remain at a crash scene involving death and negligent manslaughter with a weapon in the 2008 hit-and-run death of Tia Poklemba in San Carlos Park.
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-Assistant State Attorney Dan Feinberg gives his opening statement on the first day of the trial of Luis Gonzalez on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Fort Myers. Gonzalez, 27, is accused of failing to stop or remain at a crash scene involving death and negligent manslaughter with a weapon in the 2008 hit-and-run death of Tia Poklemba in San Carlos Park.
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-Luis Gonzalez listens to a 911 call from the death of Tia Poklemba during the questioning of former newspaper deliveryman Jessie Livermon on the first day of Gonzalez's trial on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Fort Myers.  Gonzalez is accused of failing to stop or remain at a crash scene involving death and negligent manslaughter with a weapon in the 2008 hit-and-run death of Tia Poklemba in San Carlos Park.
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-Attorneys make their selection of jurors together on the first day of the trial of Luis Gonzalez on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Fort Myers.  Gonzalez is accused of failing to stop or remain at a crash scene involving death and negligent manslaughter with a weapon in the 2008 hit-and-run death of Tia Poklemba in San Carlos Park.
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-Defense attorney Donald Day listens to the questioning of jurors by prosecution on the first day of the trial of Luis Gonzalez on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Fort Myers. Gonzalez, 27, is accused of failing to stop or remain at a crash scene involving death and negligent manslaughter with a weapon in the 2008 hit-and-run death of Tia Poklemba in San Carlos Park.
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-Former newspaper deliveryman Jessie Livermon testifies about discovering a gravely injured Tia Poklemba on his delivery route during first day of the trial of Luis Gonzalez on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Fort Myers.  Gonzalez is accused of failing to stop or remain at a crash scene involving death and negligent manslaughter with a weapon in the 2008 hit-and-run death of Tia Poklemba in San Carlos Park.
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-Luis Gonzalez listens to a 911 call from the death of Tia Poklemba during the questioning of former newspaper deliveryman Jessie Livermon on the first day of Gonzalez's trial on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Fort Myers.  Gonzalez is accused of failing to stop or remain at a crash scene involving death and negligent manslaughter with a weapon in the 2008 hit-and-run death of Tia Poklemba in San Carlos Park.
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-Former newspaper deliveryman Jessie Livermon testifies about discovering a gravely injured Tia Poklemba on his delivery route during first day of the trial of Luis Gonzalez on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Fort Myers.  Gonzalez is accused of failing to stop or remain at a crash scene involving death and negligent manslaughter with a weapon in the 2008 hit-and-run death of Tia Poklemba in San Carlos Park.
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-Debbie Poklemba, mother of Tia Poklemba, listens to the proceedings of the first day of the trial of Luis Gonzalez on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Fort Myers.  Gonzalez is accused of failing to stop or remain at a crash scene involving death and negligent manslaughter with a weapon in the 2008 hit-and-run death of Poklemba in San Carlos Park.
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-Luis Gonzalez reenters a Lee County courtroom after a break on the first day of his trial on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Fort Myers. Gonzalez, 27, is accused of failing to stop or remain at a crash scene involving death and negligent manslaughter with a weapon in the 2008 hit-and-run death of Tia Poklemba in San Carlos Park.
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-Judge Edward Volz gives a decision on the admission of hearsay evidence of Tia Poklemba's dying words on the first day of the trial of Luis Gonzalez on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Fort Myers.  Gonzalez, 27, is accused of failing to stop or remain at a crash scene involving death and negligent manslaughter with a weapon in the 2008 hit-and-run death of Poklemba in San Carlos Park.
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-L.J. Jones, a paramedic with Lee County EMS, describes the head wounds he discovered on a gravely injured Tia Poklemba during his testimony on the first day of the trial of Luis Gonzalez on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Fort Myers.  Gonzalez, 27, is accused of failing to stop or remain at a crash scene involving death and negligent manslaughter with a weapon in the 2008 hit-and-run death of Poklemba in San Carlos Park.
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-Debbie Poklemba, mother of Tia Poklemba, listens to testimony about her daughter's death on the first day of the trial of Luis Gonzalez on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Fort Myers.  Gonzalez is accused of failing to stop or remain at a crash scene involving death and negligent manslaughter with a weapon in the 2008 hit-and-run death of Poklemba in San Carlos Park.
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-Lee County Sheriff's Detective Michael Carr describes the area of San Carlos Park where Tia Poklemba was killed on the first day of the trial of Luis Gonzalez on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Fort Myers.  Gonzalez is accused of failing to stop or remain at a crash scene involving death and negligent manslaughter with a weapon in the 2008 hit-and-run death of Tia Poklemba in San Carlos Park.
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-Supporters of Luis Gonzalez prepare to leave a Lee County courtroom at the conclusion of the first day of Gonzalez's trial on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Fort Myers.  Gonzalez is accused of failing to stop or remain at a crash scene involving death and negligent manslaughter with a weapon in the 2008 hit-and-run death of Tia Poklemba in San Carlos Park.
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-Family members of Tia Poklemba listen to the proceedings of the first day of the trial of Luis Gonzalez on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Fort Myers.  Gonzalez is accused of failing to stop or remain at a crash scene involving death and negligent manslaughter with a weapon in the 2008 hit-and-run death of Poklemba in San Carlos Park.

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