Man charged with killing wife wants trial delayed so he can help daughter, 5, after transplant


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DECORAH, Iowa — A former Boone man charged with killing his wife in 2012 wants to delay his April trial so he can help his 5-year-old daughter recover from a bone marrow transplant.

The Des Moines Register reports ( ) that 40-year-old Alexander Fazzino's daughter, Coco, has leukemia and is scheduled to undergo the transplant on March 31. Court records say his trial is set to begin on April 13.

Fazzino's attorney filed the request for a delay on Wednesday. Court records don't show that the judge has ruled on it yet.

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.

Information from: The Des Moines Register,

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