Jury selection is complete for Brighton ax murder trial; opening arguments begin Tuesday

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Jury selection is complete in the trial for the man accused of killing his wife with an ax 40 years ago in Brighton.

According to the District Attorney’s Office, all 12 jurors and alternates have been seated. Opening arguments begin Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.

James Krauseneck wasn’t arrested until November of 2019. He’s charged with the murder of his wife, Cathleen, inside their Del Rio Drive home back in 1982.

Investigators say fresh DNA and forensic analysis that did not exist back then helped connect him to the crime. Krauseneck is now in his 70s and claims he was at work at Eastman Kodak when the murder happened.