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Jury selection to begin in dancer's murder trial

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LAS VEGAS -- Jury selection began Monday afternoon in the trial of a man accused of killing Debora Flores Narvaez, a dancer at the Luxor. 

Jason "Blu" Griffith, who was a dancer in the The Beatles Love show, was arrested in 2011. He is accused of killing Flores Narvaez, his ex-girlfriend, who was reported missing in Dec. 2010 after going to visit Griffith.

"She was just a beautiful person inside and out. She was just a wonderful soul to be around," said Celeste Flores Narvaez, Debora's sister.

She plans to be in Las Vegas for the murder trial. She has waited more than three years for this case to make it to the courtroom.

"It's been a long time. A long time of sleepless nights, being sick, losing weight, up and down," Celeste Flores Narvaez said.

The arrest report in the case details how police were tipped to a vacant home in downtown Las Vegas where Flores Narvaez's dismembered body was found in cement in two plastic tubs.

According to police reports, Griffith and Flores Narvaez got into a physical confrontation the night she allegedly went missing. Griffith's roommate, Louis Colombo, reported to police he had to pull Griffith off of Flores Narvaez because he was choking her. Colombo says he eventually left, but when he returned, Flores Narvaez was dead on the floor.

The roommates placed the body in a plastic tub and later filled it with concrete. Griffith rented a U-Haul and after a few days of looking for a safe spot, they took the tub to the house of a friend who was out of the country.

At some point, the tub began to leak. A couple of days later, they returned with two new tubs, a sledge hammer, hand saw and cleaning supplies. They dismembered Flores Narvaez's body and placed the parts in the new tubs and once again filled them with cement. They then hid the tubs in the closet.

Police got a tip from a friend of Griffith. She told police the roommates tried to store the plastic tub at her home, but once she found out what was inside, she refused and eventually contacted police.

According to the report, on the way to jail, Griffith told a detective it was a "heat of the moment" thing.

Celeste Flores Narvaez says she is looking forward to having some closure.

"I'm just finally ready to get it going and get it done so I can get peace and her soul can ve at peace too."

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