Man on trial for wife’s fatal beating inside couple’s home
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A 69-year-old man is on trial for allegedly killing his wife during an argument inside the couple’s central New York home earlier this year and hiding her body in a rental storage unit.
Pande “Pete” Trifunovski is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 62-year-old Snezana “Suzie” Trifunovski.
Prosecutors say the husband beat and strangled his wife during an argument in their Lysander home last January. Her body was later found dumped in a storage locker in a neighboring town.
Pete Trifunovski testified Friday that he and his wife, both natives of Macedonia, fought often during their 25-year marriage. His attorney contends Trifunovski didn’t’ intend to kill his wife on Jan. 8 and only did so in a fit of rage.
Prosecutors say his rage wasn’t an isolated incident, but had been building for decades.