SAINT PAUL, Minn. (WSAU) - The man accused of killing his wife last winter goes on trial today.
Jeffrey Trevino is charged with murder in St. Paul, Minnesota for the death of Kira Steger Trevino, originally from the Wausau area.
Jeffrey Trevino’s defense attorney told Ramsey County Minnesota court officials he’s concerned the jury pool may be “tainted” by media coverage of the disappearance, search, and eventual discovery of Kira Steger Trevino. The prosecution and the defense agreed to ask the 50 potential jurors if they know any of the witnesses and to tell what they know about the case from the news & other sources.
Kira Steger Trevino disappeared after working at the Mall of America February 22nd.. Her body was found in the Mississippi River May 8th. Ramsey County officials expect testimony to begin Wednesday and last about three weeks.