The capital murder trial of former Alice Police Officer Jose Gonzales III begins this week in the 105th District Court in Corpus Christi.
Jury selection began Monday and continued through Tuesday.
Gonzales was indicted by a Nueces County grand jury in March on a charge of capital murder in connection to the shooting death of his wife Leslie Morin, which took place last December in Annaville.
Gonzales was arrested Dec. 12 following the shooting death of his wife, which occurred in a trailer home in Annaville. After the incident, Gonzales left the home with his eight year old son and drove to his residence in Alice, where he led local law enforcement on a two hour standoff before surrendering to police.
Count I of the indictment was a charge of capital murder, while Count II was a burglary of a habitation charge in connection to the case, which is a first degree felony, according to the Nueces County District Clerk's office.
Corpus Christi Police Department Investigators in the case said previously Morin was shot multiple times. Gonzales' son was not harmed during the standoff with police.
Morin and Gonzales were estranged at the time of her death, investigators said, and she was staying at the home in Annaville, located on the 100 block of Highwood in northwest Corpus Christi. No one else in the home at the time of the shooting were injured.
Since the incident, Morin's two children have remained in the custody of Child Protective Services.
A gag order has been put in place by the court, preventing attorneys or law enforcement officials from discussing the case.