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Trial starts in Brockton double slaying, rape

BROCKTON — The three victims, all bleeding from gunshot wounds, were several yards apart on Clinton Street, two of them not breathing and the other slipping into unconsciousness, witnesses said Friday during the Keith Luke double murder trial in Brockton ­Superior Court.

Luke, 22, a self-described neo-Nazi skinhead, is facing life in prison in the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Selma Goncalves and 72-year-old Arlindo DePina Goncalves and in the rape and shooting of Goncalves’s 22-year-old sister on Jan. 21, 2009. The Globe is not identifying the sister because she allegedly is the victim of a sexual assault. The male victim was not related to Selma Goncalves.

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