Fall trial set for Iowan accused of killing wife

BOONE, Iowa (AP) — A September trial is scheduled for a 39-year-old man accused of killing his wife at their central Iowa home.

Online court records say Alex Fazzino has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder. His trial is scheduled to begin on Sept. 17 in Boone County District Court. He’s accused of killing his 32-year-old wife, Emily Fazzino. She was found unresponsive on Jan. 29, 2012, in their home in Boone.

A court affidavit says her husband told authorities he had been downstairs at the time with the couple’s three children. He said he believed she had overdosed on prescription pills. An autopsy showed several areas of trauma and no signs of drug abuse.

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