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A murder trial is underway in Monroe County for a woman accused of shooting her boyfriend.
Barbara Rogers entered the Monroe County Courthouse Monday morning for her trial in the death of Stephen Mineo.
Police say Rogers shot Mineo in the head at a home near Tobyhanna in July of 2017.
According to investigators, Rogers and Mineo belonged to "Sherry Shriner," an online cult centered on aliens and the end of the world.
Rogers claims the cult turned against her and Mineo, and because of those problems, Mineo wanted her to kill him.
During opening statements, the prosecution went over what happened the night of the shooting.
Rogers and Mineo were out at a nearby bar in Coolbaugh Township until 2 a.m. Rogers says the couple had a few drinks but were not drunk.
Once they got home, the victim suggested they go into the woods behind their house and shoot his gun.