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Trial begins for Powhatan teacher abducted and beaten

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POWHATAN, VA (WWBT) -

A man accused of abducting and beating a teacher will go to trial Tuesday in Powhatan.

The Commonwealth's Attorney expects James Wolfe to plead guilty in the beating of Mary Anderson. Wolfe allegedly broke into the 57-year-old's home, beat her with a meat cleaver, set her home on fire, and then forced her to drive to an ATM to withdraw money.

He then dumped her on a road in Chesterfield, where she was found several broken bones, including a crushed skull, according to police.

Wolfe faces three life sentences if convicted. 

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