Jury selection in Richard Lyons murder trial; Dad accused of beating, stabbing 9-year-old Mya

January 13, 2014 8:40:46 AM PST
Jury selection begins in the trial of a South Side man accused of beating and stabbing his daughter, Mya Lyons, to death in 2008.

Police say Richard Lyons told them he found the body of his 9-year old daughter Mya in an alley behind his home and then drove her to the hospital. Prosecutors say Lyons hit the girl over the head with a lockbox and then stabbed her 30 times.

Lyons was charged in March 2011. Prosecutors say forensic evidence linked him to the crime.