Trial begins for man accused of killing 5-year-old stepdaughter

A trial is set to begin today, July 17, for the man accused of killing his 5-year-old stepdaughter and setting a fire to destroy the evidence last fall.

Thomas McClellan is charged with child abuse, arson and open murder in the death of Luna Younger.

Police say he stabbed the five-year-old to death and used vodka to start a fire in the Delhi Township apartment last November. The girl's mother was working at the time.

If convicted, McClellan faces up to life in prison.