- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A trial is set to begin for the estranged husband of a Memphis kindergarten teacher who is charged with murder and abuse of a corpse in her death.

The Commercial Appeal (https://bit.ly/1zuD2Cu) reports jury selection was scheduled Monday in the trial of Chris Jones.

He is accused in the death of 33-year-old Heather Palumbo-Jones, who was reported missing in April 2013 when she didn’t show up for work. Her badly burned body was found a week later in a wooded area off U.S. 64.

Police say the couple was in a custody battle for their children at the time of her death.

Opening statements in the trial are expected to begin on Tuesday.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, https://www.commercialappeal.com


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