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Trial begins for man who led authorities on 2013 manhunt

Jury selection begins Wednesday morning in a northwest Missouri man’s trial in Boone County.

Brian Adkison led authorities on a manhunt through the Lake of the Ozarks in 2013 after allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home and raping her, then later kidnapping her.

Adkison is charged in Boone County with burglary, forcible rape, and deviate sexual assault.

It took the court about four and a half hours to select a jury for the trial.

Trial started at 3 this afternoon and went until 5.

The prosecutor called the victim to the stand after his opening statements.

The victim is a 25-year-old woman who is a medical student at MU.

She is originally from Hamilton, Missouri.

She and Adkison had been in a relationship from the summer of 2007 to 2011.

However, for a year and a half after they broke up the two would occasionally hang out.

She said on May 4th, 2013, the morning of the alleged rape, she woke up at 5 a.m. to find Adkison in her bedroom.

She said she consistently told him to leave and he wouldn’t.

Eventually, he was able to convince her to lay down with him for fifteen minutes.

That’s when the alleged rape happened.

She claimed he forced her pants down and forcibly had sex with her.

She described the incident as ‘horror’.

Afterward, she recalled Adkison apologizing for what he had sone.

She then managed to get him out of her house.

The victim called police shortly after Adkison left.

They told her to go to University Hospital and get a sexual assault examination.

The prosecutor showed pictures of her wrists after the alleged rape, which had bruises, cuts and red marks on them.

The defense did not say much, as there was not enough time during the trial today.

It is set to start again at 8 tomorrow morning.

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