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Nine years later, murder trial begins for slain Greenville man

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Michael Hockaday (L) and Garcia Wilson. (Source: SCDOC & Greenville Co. Detention Center) Michael Hockaday (L) and Garcia Wilson. (Source: SCDOC & Greenville Co. Detention Center)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The trial for the man accused of killing Curtis Harmon back in 2004 began Monday.

According to investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office, Harmon was found shot to death inside his car on Aug. 29, 2004, after it crashed on Thrift Street near Cherrydale.

The case remained unsolved for nearly six years.

In 2010, investigators said new leads prompted the arrests of 32-year-old Garcia Wilson and 33-year-old Michael Hockaday. Both Wilson and Hockaday were charged with murder, armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Up to this point, Wilson has been held at the Greenville County Detention Center awaiting his trial, which began Monday.

Hockaday was released to the South Carolina Detention Center, to serve a 20-year sentence for drug trafficking. Last week, prosecutors said Hockaday pleaded guilty in connection with the Harmon case and he is expected to testify as a witness for the state during Wilson's trial.

During opening statements and the first witnesses to take the stand on Monday, prosecutors said they were able to connect the suspects to the case after going through phone records.

Prosecutors said the victim knew the suspects through drug dealings and one of them was the last person to call the victim before his death.

Stick with foxcarolina.com and FOX Carolina for the latest developments in the trial.

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