Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The murder trial for a man suspected of killing his wife last December began yestrday in Houghton County Circuit Court.
35-year-old Nima Nassiri of Dollar Bay is charged with second degree murder for allegedly beating his wife, Sanaz Nezami, who later died from the injuries she sustained.
The couple was originally from Iran, and had moved to the U.P. from Los Angeles so the 27-year-old Nezami could pursue a master’s degree at Michigan Tech in Houghton.
In June, Nassiri was found competent to stand trial.
He faces up to life in prison if convicted.
The trial continues today and is expected to last about a week.