67-year-old James Krauseneck who is accused of killing his wife with an ax in Brighton decades ago is scheduled to be in court on Wednesday.

The man accused of killing his wife with an ax in Brighton decades ago is scheduled to be in court on Wednesday.

James Krauseneck, 67, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in November. He's accused of killing his wife Cathleen inside their Del Rio Drive home in February 1982. She was 29 years old. Police said the couple's 3-year-old daughter, Sara, was left alone with the body the entire day.

Investigators say fresh DNA and forensic analysis that did not exist back then helped connect him to the crime.

Krauseneck claims he was at work at Eastman Kodak at the time of the murder.

Right now, he's free on $100,000 bail. His trial is scheduled to begin on June 2.

Krauseneck is due for a motions hearing at the Hall of Justice at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.