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Jury selection starts Tuesday in park shooting that killed teen

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Jury selection will begin Tuesday for the trial of a man accused of firing a shotgun into a Clairemont park, killing a 15-year-old girl.

Luis Francisco Barron, 20, is charged with murder in the death of Joanna Vargas, who was shot while hanging out in Lindbergh Park with a female cousin and two young men on Aug. 27, 2010.

Pretrial motions were argued Monday in front of Judge Charles Rogers, who will preside over Barron's trial.

Barron was riding in his girlfriend's SUV with three friends when he allegedly fired the round that killed Vargas. One of those friends, Anthony Mendoza, testified that Barron aimed a shotgun out a window of the SUV and fired one round, then said, "Oh (expletive), I think I shot somebody."

Barron then allegedly instructed his girlfriend to drive to Tijuana.

Mexican authorities arrested Barron in Tijuana and brought him back to the United States on Oct. 9, 2010.

Barron, who has a prior grand theft conviction, faces 50 years to life in prison if convicted of murder.

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