This article was originally published on GoErie.com by Madeleine O’Neill on February 4, 2019
Jury selection is underway for the trial of a Millcreek Township man accused of fatally shooting his wife in March.
John P. Grazioli, 45, faces charges of homicide, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, possession of the instrument of a crime and carrying a firearm without a license in the death of his wife, 31-year-old Amanda Grazioli.
Erie County Judge Daniel Brabender is presiding over the trial, at which prosecutors are expected to seek a first-degree murder conviction against Grazioli.
Millcreek police accused Grazioli of shooting his wife in the head on March 8 at the couple’s Forest Crossing residence. Grazioli then drove to St. Peter Cathedral, police said, and met with a priest who later said Grazioli told him he had killed his wife.