Trial begins this week for suspect in hit-and-run death

Joseph Shelton (Onslow County Sheriff's Office photo)

SNEADS FERRY, Onslow County - Opening statements in the trial for a Sneads Ferry man accused of killing 53-year-old Ronda Anderson in a hit-and-run accident begins Tuesday.

Joseph Shelton, 54, is charged with second degree murder in the July 2015 incident. State troopers said Shelton struck Anderson with his vehicle, which he was driving on Old Folkstone Road near Winery Road near Sneads Ferry.

Anderson was checking her mailbox at the time she was hit.

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