Ruiz Trial Set To Begin

MAYVILLE — The Rebecca Ruiz murder case is scheduled to begin Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in Chautauqua County Court in Mayville.

Six jurors were selected on Tuesday and five more on Wednesday.

“They will finish up the selection of one more juror and two alternates on Tuesday, March 13,” said deputy chief clerk Mary Alice Petrella.

Ruiz, a 29-year-old woman from Dunkirk is facing a second-degree murder charge for the July 6, 2017, shooting death of her boyfriend, 21-year-old Julian Duman.

Ruiz is also being charged with possession of a weapon and tampering with evidence.

Chautauqua County Court Judge David Foley is presiding over the case.

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