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Opening statements begin in Trevino murder trial

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ST. PAUL, MN (WSAU) - It took three days to pick a jury for a Minnesota murder trial involving a victim originally from the Wausau area. 

The opening statements in the trial of Jeffrey Trevino begin at 9-o’clock this morning in Ramsey County Minnesota court, in St. Paul.

Trevino is accused of killing his wife, Kira Steger. Steger went missing February 22nd. Her body was recovered from the Mississippi River May 8th.

Attorneys from both sides extensively screened forty-seven potential jurors, settling on eight men and six women with a variety of ages and backgrounds. The fourteen will hear the case before two of them are selected as alternates.

Jeffrey Trevino was arrested after what investigators called “copious amounts of blood evidence” at their home.

Kira Steger had divorce papers in her purse, which was found in her abandoned car. She was romantically involved with another man at the time of her death. The 30-year-old Steger was a 2001 D.C. Everest High School Graduate.

Jeffrey Trevino’s trial is expected last two to three weeks. 

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