WILKES-BARRE — A city man accused of shooting and killing his wife will stand trial on Sept. 22 in Luzerne County Court.
Judge Joseph Sklarosky Jr. Thursday set the trial date and ordered that Vito Aiello undergo an examination by an expert witness hired by the prosecution.
Aiello’s attorney Demetrius Fannick filed notice with the court that he intends to call psychiatrist Dr. Robert Sadoff of Jenkinton and licensed psychologist Ned Delaney of Kingston to testify. Fannick’s filing said Aiello suffered from depression, major depressive disorder and acute anxiety disorder before the shooting and his condition has exacerbated since then.
Aiello, 48, faces a charge of criminal homicide in the Sept. 26 fatal shooting of his wife Jane inside their house on Andover Street. Aiello turned the gun on himself and suffered a gunshot wound to the face. He is being held without bail in the Luzerne County Correctional Institution.