Trial this week for man accused of killing wife, son

1 year 6 months 1 day ago July 20, 2015 Jul 20, 2015 Monday, July 20 2015 Monday, July 20, 2015 8:54:00 AM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

JACKSON (AP) - A southeast Missouri man accused of killing his wife and son is going on trial this week.

The Southeast Missourian reports George Joseph of Cape Girardeau is accused of killing his wife, Mary Joseph, and son, Matthew Joseph, at the family home in 2013.

Autopsies revealed both victims had been shot several times in the head. Prosecutors said George Joseph shot his wife and son and then turned the gun on himself in a failed suicide attempt.

During a preliminary hearing in 2013, George Joseph's brother-in-law testified Joseph had been upset over financial problems and concerned that he was under federal investigation.

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