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Jury selection for man accused of stabbing wife to death

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JEFFERSONVILLE, IND. (WDRB) -- Jury selection is underway for an Indiana man accused of stabbing his wife to death.  His mother claims he is not a killer.

Prosecutors say Dale Bagshaw stabbed his wife Kelly in the parking lot of the Lafayette Square Apartments in Jeffersonville in 2011.  The couple had gotten into a fight as she was there to pick up their children when her cell phone rang.

Prosecutors say Bagshaw then started arguing about the call when he grabbed his pocket knife and then began stabbing her dozens of times as the couple's 6-year-old-daughter and two-and-a-half-year-old son watched from a window.

Detectives say Dale Bagshaw called 911 and later admitted to police what happened, although he has pleaded not guilty in the case.

Bagshaw's defense team had wanted to move the case out of Clark County, saying it would be hard to get a fair trial.  His attorneys have also said they plan to put expert witnesses on the stand to argue that Bagshaw was in an insane state when the stabbing occurred.

If Bagshaw is convicted of murder, he could face up to 65 years in prison.  The couple's two children are now living with other family members.

Prosecutors plan to select a jury Tuesday and begin opening statements Wednesday.

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