April trial scheduled for former Boone man charged with killing wife in 2012


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DES MOINES, Iowa — An April trial has been scheduled for a former Boone man charged with killing his wife in 2012.

Online court records show 40-year-old Alexander Fazzino's trial will begin April 15 at the Winneshiek County Courthouse in Decorah. The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/1BidnN5 ) the trial has been delayed multiple times.

Fazzino is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Emily Fazzino. She was found dead on a bathroom floor at the couple's Boone home in January 2012.

Authorities say Fazzino killed his wife because she wanted to divorce him. His attorneys said in pretrial motions that she drowned in the bathtub after having a seizure brought on by alcohol withdrawal.

Fazzino has pleaded not guilty. He is currently free on bond.

Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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