Sep 10, 2014 11:25 AM by News Staff
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Twenty years after the suspicious 1994 death of his wife, a nuclear engineer is on trial in Orange County on charges of murder and insurance fraud.
Prosecutors have said they didn't think they had enough evidence to try Paul Curry until a 2007 re-investigation led to a new scientific report.
The Orange County Register says during opening statements Tuesday, prosecutors told jurors that Linda Curry was poisoned with a lethal injection of nicotine. Curry's attorney argued that she had a history of serious gastrointestinal problems.
The prosecution says Paul Curry, who was 37 then, collected more than a half-million dollars in life insurance and other benefits. In fact, he started asking for payments the day after her funeral.
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