CLARKSVILLE, TN. (AP) - The trial has begun in Clarksville for a woman accused of leaving her infant daughter in a car where she died when the vehicle became hot.

Opening statements came Tuesday morning in the murder and aggravated neglect trial of 26-year-old Cortni Lee Nichols.

She's accused of leaving 3-month-old Faith Nichols in a car near the Yes Dear Bar which is close to Fort Campbell on July 8, 2008. Investigators said the baby was in the car from about 10:15 a.m. until she was found at about 4:50 p.m.

The Leaf-Chronicle cited court records in reporting the baby's body temperature was 103.8 degrees. She was pronounced dead at a hospital emergency room.

Assistant Public Defender Charles Bloodworth is representing Nichols and Assistant District Attorney Art Bieber is prosecuting.

Information from: The Leaf-Chronicle, http://www.theleafchronicle.com

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