BANGOR – The trial of an Ellsworth man accused of killing his wife on Christmas day in 2013 is set to begin on Monday.
The jury-waived trial will be held at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor.
Christopher Saenz, 51, is charged with beating his wife to death while their two children were in the home.
Saenz’s attorney is expected to argue that a head injury Hilary Saenz suffered in a car accident in 2003 may have played a role in her death.
Justice Ann Murray will preside over the trial.