Trial begins for husband of woman found dead in refrigerator

By Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli - Digital News Editor

HOUSTON - In December 2014 the body of a woman was found in a refrigerator inside an apartment in southwest Houston and her husband was charged with murder in connection with her death.

Now, nearly five years later, her husband's trial begins.

What happened: 

What's new:

Lambert's trial started Monday and – though he admits to having no formal training – he has chosen to represent himself. Before his second day of trial, Lambert was advised that there was a lawyer standing by in case he needed help.

Day two of the trial began with prosecutors calling Lambert's landlord in Mexico to the stand as a witness.

During the cross-examination, Lambert fumbled through handwritten notes as he asked questions and at one point the judge told Lambert he could not argue with the witness. He could only ask questions.

What's next:

Lambert has no previous criminal history and is being held on no bond.

If convicted, he could face five to 99 years in prison.

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