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Trial set for man accused of killing Kelly Dwyer, hiding her body in 2013

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Kris Zocco will head to trial in less than a week.

A hearing was held on Tuesday morning to make sure both the state and the defense are prepared for the trial.

Zocco is accused of killing Kelly Dwyer during rough sex then hiding her body.

He's also facing new charges after a cellmate says he tried to get him to kill an ex-girlfriend who is expected to testify at the trial.

This new charge will also be part of that upcoming trial.

On Tuesday, the state and defense made their cases about what evidences such as images and computer data could be used in the trial.

The state estimates they will call 50-60 witnesses to the stand and the defense things they will call about 15 which could make for a lengthy trial. 

"As I've found, there's a lot of evidence that comes in during those periods of time and not very many breaks quite frankly. There's only 10 minute breaks," said Judge Jeffrey Wagner with the Milwaukee County Circuit Court.

Judge Wagner set a final pre-trial hearing for Thursday. The trial begins Monday and is expected to last 2 weeks.


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