Trial underway for man accused of fatally slashing Stamford schoolteacher

The man accused of the brutal stabbing of an elderly North Stamford woman in 2005 is facing a judge Tuesday. Harry Gonzalez was led into the Stamford courtroom in shackles on the first day of his felony murder trial. Gonzalez is charged with the murder of 75-year-old retired schoolteacher Joanne Troutwein. Police say Gonzalez brutally slashed Troutwein's throat while his girlfriend, Jennifer Kos, held a pillow over Troutwein's elderly roommate's face. Lt. John Forlivio, who was at the crime scene, is expected to testify Tuesday. Meanwhile, the most stunning testimony may come later in the week from Kos, who is expected to testify against Gonzalez for a lesser sentence.

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