Opening statements will begin Thursday morning in the jury trial of a Hubbard, Nebraska man accused in the death of his estranged wife in Sioux City in 2015.
29 year old Rogelio Pablo-Morales is charged with first degree murder in the strangulation death of his former wife, 21 year old Margarita Morales.
Investigators say the couple were together in a car in May of 2015 when the alleged crime took place.
Court documents say Morales told investigators a fight broke out when his wife told him she no longer wanted to be in a relationship and that she was seeing another man.
The trial begins at 9am in Woodbury County District Court.