A jury is scheduled to be chosen Monday in La Crosse County court for a murder case dating back nearly five years.
About 80 people have been included in the jury pool for the Lori Phillips case, which is expected to draw national media coverage on Court TV.
Phillips goes on trial for the February 2019 death of her husband Mark at their Holmen area residence.
Mark’s body was discovered lying in a snowbank. Authorities believe Lori hit him with a truck after an argument.
During a pre-trial hearing last week, the La Crosse County District Attorney’s office wanted the jury to visit the crime scene. Defense attorney Christopher Zachar, however, argued against it, saying there was already enough evidence available for the trial. Judge Elliott Levine ruled in favor of Zachar.
The court calendar says opening statements could begin later on Monday and that the case may last all week.