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Trial beginning in Naperville battery case

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A jury trial will begin Wednesday for an Oak Park man accused of brutally attacking a man in May in downtown Naperville.

Paul Magee, 26, of the 900 block of South Humphrey, is charged with aggravated battery stemming from a May 19, 2013, incident in which he pulled his car over in downtown Naperville so his passenger could urinate on a building.

When a passer-by criticized the move, Magee is accused of exiting his vehicle near the intersection of Benton Avenue and Washington Street and repeatedly punching the man in the face. Police said the beating caused severe injuries to the victim. who was treated at Edward Hospital.

Magee's arrest was his third battery arrest in Naperville since 2006. He's also been charged in the past with criminal trespass, possession of cannabis and driving on a suspended license.

Magee waived his right to a trial by a jury of 12 and instead opted for a jury of six, who were selected Tuesday afternoon. Opening statements in the trial are expected to begin Wednesday morning before DuPage Judge Daniel Guerin in courtroom 4010.

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