Jury selection expected to begin Tuesday in Sarah Stern murder trial

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Jury selection is expected to begin Tuesday in the Sarah Stern murder trial.

Liam McAtasney is accused of strangling Stern two years ago and throwing her body into the Shark River off the Route 35 bridge in Belmar.

According to prosecutors, McAtasney, and classmate Preston Taylor, stole over $7,000 from her home.

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Taylor is accused of helping conceal her body.

Taylor has already pleaded guilty to seven charges, including robbery and conspiracy to commit murder, and has agreed to testify against McAtasney.

McAtasney, Taylor and Stern were all longtime friends who grew up together.

Taylor and Stern went to their junior prom together as dates.

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