Wife Stands Trial in Husband's Murder

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POSTED: Monday, November 5, 2012 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 1:31am

An El Paso woman will stand trial on Monday morning for the death of her husband. Police say Laura Juarez called police back in February and claimed her husband was not breathing when she woke up.

Investigators say she changed her story after they confronted her with evidence that her husband, Sergio Juarez, sustained major injuries to his lower legs. She claimed she had fought with her husband and then told police she had pinned him against her apartment gate with her SUV. Police say she then dragged him and left him lying on their apartment floor. They added she claims she found him unresponsive the next morning.

If convicted Juarez may face up to 99 years in prison.

Her jury trial began at 9 a.m. at the 210th District Court.

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