A Mishawaka man accused of murdering his wife and dumping her body will go to trial -- even though police still don't have the body.
Tarrance Lee was in court Tuesday morning where his attorney filed a motion for a speedy trial. His trial was set for November.
Investigators say Lee murdered 45-year-old Trina Winston and asked friends to help him dispose of her body. Police are still searching in Illinois for the body.
Trina Winston's family was in court Tuesday.
“They’ve got enough evidence to take it to trial,” said Sheila Redding, the victim’s oldest sister. “And we are going to find her.”
In court, Lee's Attorney also asked for a different judge. Judge John Marnocha is the current judge in this case. The previous judge recused herself because she had guardianship of a child related to the victim. Lee's attorney said that since Marnocha initially found probable cause for a trial, he might have some prejudice in the case. The judge denied that motion.
Lee's bond hearing was set for October 1. His trial will start on November 13.
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