Forsberg Preliminary Hearing Set for May 6

The state will try to prove that Richard Gustav Forsberg, charged with murdering his wife, should stand trial.

After several continuances, Richard Gustav Forsberg's court case is finally starting to move forward.

Attorneys were in Orange County Superior Court on Thursday, and a preliminary hearing date was set for May 6. It's at that time that the district attorney will provide evidence in an effort to convince a judge that Forsberg should face a murder trial.

and lying about her whereabouts for six months.

Forsberg, 62, has been charged with murdering Marcia Ann Forsberg on Feb. 9, 2010. He has pleaded not guilty. Forsberg, represented by Robert Viefhaus, is facing one count of murder with special circumstances of lying in wait, which could make him eligible for the death penalty.

Police allege that Richard Forsberg by telling friends that his wife was out of state and, later, that the couple had separated.


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