A Macomb County Circuit Court jury has been picked for the trial of a meat market owner accused of fatally stabbing his parents four years ago.

Part of the evidence against 42-year-old Ronald Jabalee (JAB’-uh-lee) Jr. is based on a mysterious message in blood on his parents’ garage floor.

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The eight women and six men picked Wednesday are expected to hear opening statements Thursday in Mount Clemens.

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Jabalee lives in Clinton Township and is free on bond. His lawyer says he didn’t kill his parents.

He’s charged him with first-degree murder in the deaths of 58-year-olds Ronald and Christine Jabalee in their New Baltimore garage in 2006.

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