- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

DENVER (AP) - Jury selection is beginning in the trial of a man accused of shoving his second wife to her death off a cliff in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Opening statements in the federal trial of 58-year-old Harold Henthorn are scheduled for Tuesday. He is charged with killing his wife, Mississippi native Toni Henthorn, during a scenic hike they took in September 2012 to celebrate their wedding anniversary.

A judge will let prosecutors present evidence they say suggests Henthorn also killed his first wife, Sandra, who was crushed to death by an SUV in 1995. Officials reopened their investigation into her death.

Investigators say Henthorn could not explain why he had a park map with an “X” drawn where Toni fell. They say he stood to benefit from her $4.5 million in life insurance policies.

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