Woman accused of kidnapping and killing Houston boy in 2010 goes on trial today

Mona Nelson is accused of killing Jonathon Foster

August 12, 2013 2:59:55 AM PDT
The trial begins today for the woman accused of kidnapping and murdering a boy.

Mona Nelson is charged with capital murder. Prosecutors say she kidnapped 12-year-old Jonathon Foster on Christmas Eve of 2010. His burned remains were found in a ditch soon after, but detectives could never come up with a motive.

Prosecutors are not seeking the death penalty. Nelson has asked for a judge instead of a jury to decide the verdict.

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