Jeffery Trevino trial is set for May

  • Article by: CHAO XIONG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 5, 2013 - 6:49 PM

Jeffery Trevino’s murder trial in the slaying of his wife is set to begin May 28.

Trevino, 39, faces two counts of second-degree murder in the disappearance of his wife, Kira Trevino, who was last seen alive Feb. 21 and remains missing. She is presumed dead.

According to charges, Kira Trevino, 30, was last seen leaving the Mall of America after having dinner there with her husband. She didn’t report to work the next two days, and her husband reported her missing Feb. 24.

Her car was found parked in a mall ramp Feb. 25 and was searched. Presumptive tests found human blood in the vehicle. That same day authorities searched the couple’s St. Paul home in the 500 block of E. Iowa Avenue and found copious amounts of blood and evidence of an alleged cleanup and coverup.

Video surveillance showed someone dropping off Kira Trevino’s car at the mall ramp about 9:45 a.m. Feb. 22 and then taking a cab to within a block of the couple’s home, the complaint said. Police found evidence that Jeffery Trevino purchased cleaning supplies on Feb. 23.

Civilian searches turned up more evidence at Keller Regional Park in Maplewood, including a plastic bag containing a sports bra, pillowcase and pillow. Blood on the pillow matched Kira Trevio’s DNA, charges said. A hole in the frozen lake was also discovered, and cadaver dogs indicated a scent at the hole although a search by divers did not yield anything.

Chao Xiong

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