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RED DEER, Alta. — A jury trial is to start today for a man charged in the bombing death of a disabled woman in central Alberta.

Brian Malley, who is 57, faces charges of first-degree murder, causing an explosion and sending a person an explosive device.

Victoria Shachtay (SHAK’-tay) died in November 2011 when a package delivered to her townhouse in Innisfail exploded on her doorstep.

The 23-year-old single mother had been paralyzed in a car crash seven years earlier and used a wheelchair.

Malley worked as the woman’s financial adviser.

The trial is scheduled to last five weeks.

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