Teen murder plot trial set to begin Monday

The trial for an East Texas teenager accused of plotting to kill her father has begun today.

April Rhoten, 18 and her boyfriend James Perkins were arrested in March on charges of conspiracy to commit murder.

At the time, Rhoten told police she wanted to kill her father because he abused her.  Police, however, say they believe she was lying.

Jury selection in this trial began today.

Molly Reuter, Reporting. mreuter@kltv.com