Bothell murder trial to be heard by judge without jury

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Bothell man accused of killing his wife decided not to have a jury trial.

The murder trial of Alan Smith will be decided by a Snohomish County Superior Court judge.

The Daily Herald reports testimony before Judge Linda Krese is scheduled to begin Thursday in Everett.

Smith is accused of killing his wife Susann Smith in February 2013 at their home in Bothell. They were getting a divorce and fighting for custody of their two young children.