ST. PAUL, MN (WTAQ) - A Minnesota husband accused of killing his wife from the Wausau area is having his trial delayed again.
39-year-old Jeffrey Trevino was first supposed to go on trial in May, then on July 22nd. Now, the proceedings are being pushed back to September 16th, so the defense can have more time to review the autopsy on 30-year-old Kira Steger Trevino.
Also, both sides want more time to pore over DNA and phone records.
St. Paul Police said they found evidence of a bloody fight in the couple’s bedroom in late February, when Jeffrey Trevino was arrested. It took searchers three months to find Kira’s battered and decomposed body in the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul.
Monday, a judge agreed to let possible jurors hear from Kira’s friends, who said she talked a troubled marriage. The defense said the evidence should not be admitted because it’s hearsay.
Prosecutors said Kira’s abandoned car had the address of another man who was her lover. Blank divorce papers were also found in the vehicle.