CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A jury and four alternates were selected Monday in Franklin County Court for the upcoming trial of a Chambersburg man charged with the 2002 stabbing death of his estranged wife.
The trial of William Edward Cleary, 31, of 137 E. Garfield St., is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Monday before Judge John R. Walker, according to the Franklin County District Attorney's Office.
The trial is scheduled to run through May 20, according to Public Defender Michael Toms.
Cleary is charged by Pennsylvania State Police with first-degree murder in the July 6, 2002, death of Teresa Jean Cleary, 33, outside her Fayetteville, Pa., home. The stabbing was witnessed by several people, according to police records.
Cleary, who was hospitalized after the incident for injuries police indicated were self-inflicted, has been in custody since the day of Teresa Cleary's death.