Trial Begins for Kidnapping Suspect

<p>Wheeler In Court</p>

Wheeler In Court

Opening statements are heard today for a Richland man accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend's daughter.

Police say Rodney Wheeler abducted Valerie Downing and tied her up and locked her in the trunk of his car.

Wheeler then used her phone to contact her mother, asking her to come over.

Police found downing near the Yakima Airport - and then later arrested Wheeler.

His trial is expected to last a week.