The trial of a California man accused of killing his wife and propping her dead body on the couch as her kids opened presents on Christmas morning in 2011 began this week.
William Wallace's trial for the murder of 26-year-old Za'Zell Preston began Monday.
About 9:30 a.m. Christmas Day 2011, Wallace called 911 to report that Preston needed medical attention, the Orange County Register reported. Wallace and Preston had gone to a Christmas Eve party at a neighbor's house the night before before coming back to their apartment.
Wallace then moved her into a bathtub, Moorhead said, but Preston’s head struck something else in the bathroom on the way. She said Wallace told multiple people Preston had suffered a concussion after falling and hitting her head the previous night and had not woken up.