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Nestande trial to begin Monday

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The trial of former capitol staffer Gabrielle Nestande begins on Monday with jury selection.

Thursday she entered district court with her attorneys at her side for the final step before the trial starts. 

Nastande will face manslaughter and intoxication manslaughter charges for May 2011 death of Courtney Griffin.

Griffin was hit while jogging in a west Austin neighborhood. Griffin's father Bart told reporters he was hoping there weren't any issues                 and from a pure healing point his family is ready to get this over with after waiting 20 months for justice.

"Obviously there have been good reasons for the delays. Obviously the new evidence that came up the additional charges, we are happy about that. We are ready to get this moving forward," he said.  

Nestande has remained free on bail while both sides prepared for the trial. If convicted, she faces more than more than 20 years.

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