Marzet Farris III and Laura Stelmasek By Christina O'Haver
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) -- A couple accused of killing the woman's husband in Prescott and dumping his body at a New Mexico airport will face trial separately. The Daily Courier reports that a judge ruled this week that 48-year-old Marzet Farris III and 46-year-old Laura Stelmasek will not be tried together.
Defense attorneys argued they could implicate each other in front of a jury.
Prosecutors say it doesn't matter in a conspiracy case.
Farris and Stelmasek are charged with first-degree murder and concealment of a dead body.
Authorities say they fatally stabbed Craig Stelmasek and left his body in a van at Albuquerque International Sunport airport in June 2011. They were arrested more than a week later at Farris' home near Raleigh, North Carolina.
Farris is scheduled to go to trial Jan. 7.
Information from: The Daily Courier, http://www.dcourier.com