ARAPAHO, Okla. (AP) — A Texas man accused of killing two people as he drunkenly shot at vehicles while driving along a freeway in Oklahoma is in court to face murder charges.

Trial began Tuesday for 38-year-old Jeremy Doss Hardy of Pasadena. He faces two counts of first-degree murder, assault with a dangerous weapon and other offenses. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

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Investigators say Hardy fired randomly at vehicles along Interstate 40 in western Oklahoma on Dec. 16, 2015. The attack killed 45-year-old Kent Powell of Arapaho, Oklahoma, and 63-year-old Billie Jean West of Lone Wolf, Oklahoma.

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Prosecutors allege Hardy identified with a group that believes the federal government is plotting to remove American citizens’ rights. They plan to use evidence about his political beliefs to show a possible motive for the shootings.

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