The trial of 44 year old David Agan finally began this afternoon in Columbia County Court. The Valatie man is charged with 1 count of 1st degree murder, in the stabbing death of his estranged wife, Christine, in December 2015 at the Valatie Medical Arts building. In October 2016, he was also charged with 15 counts of rape, 96 counts of incest, and 28 counts of criminal sex act. At his arraignment, the Columbia County D.A.'s office says he committed the murder, so his estranged wife could not testify in all the sex cases.
Opening arguments took place this afternoon. The trial will resume Friday morning at 9am.