WORCESTER (AP) - The trial of a Fitchburg man charged with killing his wife with an overdose of morphine then putting her body in a suitcase and leaving it in the woods is getting under way.
Opening statements in the murder trial of 32-year-old nurse Asim Amran are scheduled for Tuesday in Worcester Superior Court.
The Telegram & Gazette reports that prosecutors say Amran killed 27-year-old Faiza Malik, whose decomposed body was found Aug. 20, 2009, in a suitcase in Oxford, about 30 miles from their home. An autopsy determined that she died of morphine poisoning.
She was reported missing by family members on Jan. 4, 2009.