Trial begins in case over $16-home in Arlington

Tarrant squatters

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David Cooper told News 8 the Arlington house he moved into in November 2011 had been abandoned.

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Posted on November 12, 2012 at 8:55 AM

TARRANT COUNTY — A home for $16? It was a deal that sounded too good to be true.

Turns out, it was too good to be true.

Jury selection starts Monday for David Cooper, who is accused of stealing a $400,000 Arlington residence.

Cooper moved in after filing a claim of adverse possession last year.

Prosecutors call him a thief. Tarrant County got indictments against eight people, including Cooper, for theft and burglary.

His case is the first to go to trial. Cooper faces a maximum of life in prison if convicted.

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