No Further Delays in Adam Frasch Trial

Adam Frasch
Posted at 5:15 PM, Jan 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-13 09:45:43-05

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- A Tallahassee doctor accused of killing his wife nearly three years ago is ready to stand trial in a few weeks.

Adam Frasch was in court Wednesday as his attorney and state prosecutors agreed to move forward without delaying trial any further.

Both sides are prepared for trial on January 23.

Frasch practiced podiatry in Thomasville and lived in Tallahassee's Golden Eagle neighborhood with his wife Samira.

The two were in the process of getting a divorce, when she was murdered in February 2014. Samira was found dead at the bottom of their swimming pool.

Frasch was arrested and served jail time but has released in September 2015 after posting a $250,000 bond.

Wednesday, Frasch's attorney told the judge the defense is ready to proceed. The defense team is working on getting a medical examiner expert and a cell phone expert -- both of whom the state would like to question before the trial.

If Frasch is found guilty, he will not face the death penalty. The state agreed to exclude it as an option for sentencing in exchange for a jury of six jurors instead of the typical 12.