Jury selection begins this morning in the Joe Caronna murder trial.
Tina Caronna went missing on October 25th, 2008. Her body was found two days later in Bartlett.
A medical examiner ruled the cause of death as asphyxiation.
At the end of a five month long investigation, 48-year old Joe Caronna was wanted for her murder.
Police say in March 2009 Caronna fled the city. Three weeks later he was found at a Jackson, Tennessee motel.
Caronna's attorneys say their client insists he did not kill his wife, but prosecutors point to Caronna's secret life.
Prosecutors say he killed his wife to keep her from discovering his financial fraud against clients, gambling losses, forgeries and an affair.
Jury selection could take up to three days and the trial could last two weeks or more.
If convicted Caronna faces life in prison.
In addition to the first degree murder charge, a Federal Grand Jury issued a 57-count indictment in November 2010 charging Caronna with mail fraud, insurance fraud, embezzlement and money laundering.
A trial date is expected to be set after his state murder case is resolved.