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Jury selection begins for woman charged in Pearland officer's death

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PEARLAND, Texas – Tuesday was the first day in the trial of a woman charged in the death of a Pearland police officer.

Amber Willemsen is charged with intoxication manslaughter of a peace officer.

Investigators said she admitted to drinking a beer and two cocktails before the two-crash that killed Pearland Officer Endy Ekpanya in June 2016.

It was the first time the Pearland Police Department lost an officer in more than 40 years.

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