MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jury deliberations are underway in the murder trial of a St. Paul man accused of killing his wife and dumping her body in the Mississippi River.
The Star Tribune (http://bit.ly/18KK6OA) reports jurors began deliberating about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Thirty-nine-tear-old Jeffery Trevino in on trial on two counts of second-degree murder. Trevino is accused of killing his wife, 30-year-old Kira Steger (STEG’-ur), who was last seen alive on Feb. 21. Her body was recovered from the Mississippi River in May.
Prosecutors allege Trevino killed his wife in a jealous rage because she was having an affair and wanted a divorce. The defense has tried to poke holes in the forensic evidence.
The jury will be sequestered during deliberations.
Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com