Trial date set for Chico man accused of wife's murder

Feb 27, 2015 6:25 PM by News Staff

A trial date has been set for a Chico man accused of killing his wife last year.

Zir Weems, who is charged with murder in the death of his wife Angelica Weems, will go on trial August 31. On February 11 a Butte County judge determined there is enough evidence to hold Weems for trial on the murder charge.

Investigators say Angelica Weems was strangled to death. She was first reported missing September 14 and her family members found her body near the Sacramento River in early October.

Weems has pleaded not guilty and is currently being held inside the Butte County Jail.

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