Defense and prosecution lawyers were expected to discuss jury selection and other housekeeping matters during a conference Tuesday in Erie County Court in Buffalo.
The governor has adopted a different tactic: He and his wife Mary Pat now make resolutions to each other.
Aasiya Hassan was killed in 2009 inside the TV station she and her husband established to promote cultural understanding. She had recently filed for divorce.
Judge Franczyk said he was displeased that Muzzammill Hassan had spoken to a TV station, saying it was improper to try the case “in the media.”
A 90-year-old western New York man has been sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison for battering his wife of nearly 68 years to death with a hammer.
Hassan was accused of killing Aasiya Hassan after she filed for divorce last year.