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Trial Begins for Man Accused of Setting Girlfriend on Fire

The trial is expected to last 7 to 10 days.

Jury selection will begin Monday morning in the trial of , a homeless man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire in a wooded area in North Laurel.

Rodola, 50, is charged with first-degree murder and assault in the death of Pamela Myers, 37. She was found in the woods near the 9100 block of Washington Blvd. in North Laurel on Oct. 23, 2010. Police have said that she and Rodola were living there and were in a relationship.

She later died at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore.

The trial in Howard County Circuit Court is expected to last 7 to 10 days, according to officials from the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office.

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