TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - In just a few short hours,the trial of a man accused of killing a Tucson woman is set to begin. It has taken five years to get to this point.
Today the first degreemurder trial for Anthony Lewis begins.
Lewis is accused ofkilling Angela Hudson, in the fall of 2008. Police say Lewis doused the victim in gasoline and set her on fire afterbreaking into her home. Hudson died fivemonths later, in a Phoenix burn center.
Lewis was eventually caught by police as he tried to leave the U.S. and crossinto Canada. Earlier this spring heturned down a plea deal, opting instead for a trial. If he is found guilty he could face life inprison without the chance of parole.
Jury selection is expectedto start this morning at 9 a.m.
Stay with Tucson News Nowfor updates on this case as they come in.