Associated Press

JACKSON, Mo. (AP) – A southeast Missouri man accused of killing his wife and son goes on trial this week.

The Southeast Missourian reports that George Joseph of Cape Girardeau is accused of killing Mary Joseph and Matthew Joseph at the family home in 2013.

Autopsies revealed that both victims had been shot several times in the head. Prosecutors say George Joseph shot his wife and son and then turned the gun on himself in a failed suicide attempt.

During a preliminary hearing in 2013, George Joseph’s brother-in-law testified Joseph had been upset over financial problems and concerned that he was under federal investigation.

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