More than three decades after his wife was found dead, the first day of a new murder trial in the United States will feature an unusual scenario: two men arguing over a woman.
Zadok, a priest in the New Mexico city of Pueblo, has been charged with murdering his wife, Ruth, in 1984.
His lawyer, Michael Czernich, is asking a federal judge to allow the case to proceed to trial in a state court because it’s a murder trial.
He has said he believes he has the right to cross-examine Zadoks lawyer and the woman’s mother, who was present in the courtroom.
In the 1970s, Zadoges wife, a woman named Ruth Zadinsky, was living in a nearby town.
She was pregnant with his child and had been working part-time for him in the nearby church.
Zadoki said that Ruth, who had a large brood of children, was “too busy” to take care of the family.ZADOK’S PROBLEMSThe case was complicated by the fact that Ruth’s father was in prison in Arizona.
After his release, Ruth Zdokov died in prison.
A year later, a judge ordered the woman to marry a man with whom she had a relationship and a relationship with the defendant.
That man, a former inmate named Zados son, was sentenced to life in prison, and in 1999, a federal appeals court upheld the death sentence.
In October 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case.
The court ruled that the death penalty was unconstitutional, but that a federal court judge had the discretion to consider whether to stay the death sentences, and the Supreme Court did so.
The trial began with an hourlong presentation by prosecutors and defense lawyers.
A lawyer for Zadodz, the man charged with her murder, was present, but he did not ask for his name be called.
It was unclear whether the lawyers had asked for the case’s status to be declared inadmissible.
The case is still being tried, and no one from the prosecution is scheduled to appear.
Prosecutors argue that Zadov, now 54, was motivated by revenge and greed, but defense lawyers say that Zdoks family was upset by his actions and that he killed Ruth because he wanted to be free of her.
He was given a death sentence for murder in 2002.
He is scheduled for release in 2026.
A jury is expected to decide Zadochodzs fate in mid-November.