Opening statements will begin tomorrow in Niagara County murder case

North Tonawanda

(WIVB)–UPDATE: A jury has been selected for the trial of Joseph Belstadt.

Opening statements are set for tomorrow.

ORIGINAL: Jury selection is underway in an almost 30-year-old murder case.

Joseph Belstadt is accused of killing 17-year-old Mandy Steingasser in 1993 when they were classmates at North Tonawanda High School.

Niagara County officials arrested Belstadt in the spring of 2018.

He faces life in prison if convicted.

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