Trial begins for man accused of killing wife, mother-in-law



ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - The trial will begin Monday for a Lake Nona man accused of killing his wife and mother-in-law.

In February 2012, Orlando police said they found Elmer Banner's wife, Debra Banner, and her mother, Carol Minich, shot to death.

Debra Banner's father called 911, and when police arrived at the home, they said Elmer Banner was trying to get away through the back of the house, so they shot him.

He survived.

Police said Banner was arrested on murder charges in the deaths.

Authorities said Banner had shot the pair in front of his two teenage sons.

Police said they were called to the home a year before the shooting, but a report was never taken.

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