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BELK MURDER TRIAL TO BEGIN TUESDAY

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THE BENCH TRIAL IN THE FIRST DEGREE MURDER CASE OF PAUL BELK IS SET TO BEGIN TUESDAY MORNING IN WOODBURY COUNTY DISTRICT COURT IN SIOUX CITY.

THE 31-YEAR-OLD BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA MAN IS CHARGED IN THE FATAL STABBING LAST APRIL 14TH OF HIS MOTHER, 55-YEAR-OLD LISA BELK, AT HER MORNINGSIDE APARTMENT.

BELK WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL AND JUDGE JEFFREY NEARY WILL PRESIDE OVER THE BENCH TRIAL.

BELK IS ALSO CHARGED WITH WILLFUL INJURY FOR ALLEGEDLY STABBING HIS 28-YEAR-OLD SISTER SUSAN BELK IN THE SHOULDER DURING THE FAMILY ARGUMENT.
HE IS ALSO CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA.