Trial begins for father accused of killing suspected child molester

RUSSELLVILLE (KATV) - Opening statements began Monday in the Pope County trial of a father accused of killing the man suspected of molesting his child.

Andrew Cody is accused of killing 65-year-old Lee Britton of London in May 2012. Cody told investigators he believed Britton had sexually abused his 5-year-old daughter.

A handful of people turned out to make their support for Cody clear on the first day of the trial.

Security is reportedly extremely high because of the sensitive and volatile nature of the trial.

Stay with Channel 7 News and throughout the week as the trial progresses.