Jury selection began today in the first-degree murder trial of Kyle Alegria.

Alegria was accused of the 2009 rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl in Ajo.

The selection process is expected extend until at least Thursday.

Alegria has rejected any plea offers in the case.

The Pima County Attorney's Office is seeking the death penalty in the case.

Contact reporter Patrick McNamara at 573-4241 or pmcnamara@azstarnet.com. On Twitter @pm929.