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Openings slated in homicide trial in woman's Lake Erie death


October 7, 2018

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Opening statements are slated Tuesday in the homicide trial of a man accused of shooting his wife and tossing her into Lake Erie and then reporting she'd accidentally fallen overboard from his commercial fishing boat.

The prosecution and defense selected a jury Monday for the Erie County trial of 49-year-old Christopher Leclair, the Erie Times-News reported .

Prosecutors said the defendant reported Karen Leclair, 51, missing in June 2017 but dock surveillance images showed the two leaving and him returning alone. Police said he returned to the vessel the next day and went...

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