MURDER CASE: Fazzino Says He’s Not Guilty

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A man charged with first degree murder in the death of his wife has entered a not guilty plea in the case.

Investigators say Alexander Fazzino murdered his wife, Emily, in Boone in January of 2012. Her body was found in a bathroom in the couple’s home.

Her original autopsy labeled the cause of death as inclusive, even though signs of trauma to her neck, throat, and head were found. A forensic pathology expert reviewed the autopsy and concluded Emily Fazzino died from asphyxia due to neck compressions, and/or drowning and said the death was a homicide.

In April, Alexander Fazzino was charged with murder. He was arrested in Kansas City and extradited to Boone County but he bonded out and has since returned to Missouri with the couple’s children.

Fazzino entered the not guilty plea Tuesday. His trial has been set for September 17th.