Jury Continues Deliberating in Fazzino Murder Trial

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Alexander Fazzino

Alexander Fazzino

DECORAH, Iowa — The fate of a Boone man accused of murder is now in a jury’s hands.

Closing arguments wrapped up Tuesday in the case of Alexander Fazzino. He’s charged with killing his wife, Emily, in their home back in 2012.

The defense argues Emily’s drug addiction led to her accidental death.

Meanwhile, the state is asking the jury to look at all the evidence.

Both sides used their final words to show Emily Fazzino as two different people.

“This is not some weak, drug-addicted, alcohol-withdrawn 32-year-old woman. She’s sticking up for herself, she’s starting to stand up for herself.  And you know who didn’t like it?  Alex Fazzino didn’t like it,” Assistant Iowa Attorney General Scott Brown told the jury.

Fazzino’s attorney William Kutmus shook a bottle of pills in front of the jury during closing arguments saying, “This is the marital issue. This is what he screamed about, and he howled about and he howled about in his grief. Not greed.”

The trial was moved to Winneshiek County because of pre-trial publicity.

We’ll bring you the verdict as soon as it is reached.