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Pa. man to stand trial in wife's disappearance

An eastern Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial on homicide charges in the 2007 disappearance of his wife.
/ Source: PhillyBurbs.com

An eastern Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial on homicide charges in the 2007 disappearance of his wife.Police charged 34-year-old Ernest Freeby of Lansford on Aug. 4, nearly 20 months after Edwina Onyango, a 34-year-old Kenyan immigrant, was reported missing.Police have alleged that she was taken down the basement steps of Freeby's home and placed in a coal bin, where DNA tests confirmed that her blood was found. Her body has not been located.Freeby has denied killing his wife, and public defender Paul Levy argued Tuesday in District Court that the charges should be dismissed due to lack of evidence. But District Judge Casimir Kosciolek ruled that there was enough evidence to send the case to trial. Freeby was returned to Carbon County prison after the preliminary hearing.___Information from: The Morning Call, http://www.mcall.com