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Trial Begins For Woman Accused Of Shooting Former Tenant

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BOZEMAN - A woman accused of breaking into her former tenant's home and shooting him, twice appeared in court on Wednesday for the start of what is expected to be an eight-day trail. The focus was the jury selection.

One hundred three potential jurors filled the court room to possibly be selected as the 12 jurors or three alternatives for the Arnold case.

59-year-old Diana Arnold is accused of breaking into her former tenant's home on Springhill road and shooting him.

According to court documents, Henry McDunn told deputies when he walked in the front door, Arnold shot him in the back of the head. The bullet exited without damaging his skull. He fell to his knees, grabbed a broom to defend himself and she shot him in the chest.

Documents state McDunn and his wife were involved in a civil lawsuit with Arnold over a security deposit. The Judge ruled in the McDunn's favor in that case saying Arnold had to pay the couple $1,200.

Deputies say they found a screen that had been cut out and a ladder placed against the couple's home. Court documents state investigators found portions of Arnold's disguise, wadded newspapers, wooden matches and bottles of gasoline inside the home.

In April 2013, Arnold was approved to have an independent medical examination after her attorneys raised questions about her health and diet. They say she lost nearly 40 pounds since she has been in jail.

Arnold is being charged with attempted homicide and aggravated burglary. The trail is expected to wrap up next Friday.

Opening statements are supposed to start on Thursday morning in Judge John Brown's court room. Continue to follow ABC/FOX Montana for the latest updates on this case.

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