The murder trial of a Green Hills wife accused of strangling her estranged husband began Monday.
Police arrested Kelley Cannon, 43, two weeks after a housekeeper found the body of James Cannon in a bedroom closet in the couple’s house at 710 Bowling Ave. on June 23, 2008.
According to Metro police, evidence at the murder scene pointed to Kelley Cannon as the suspect. James Cannon, who filed for divorce in February 2008, lived at the home with the couple’s three children — ages 9, 7 and 18 months at the time of their father’s death.
At the time of the murder, Kelley Cannon had been prohibited from going near James Cannon by an order of protection.
She was arrested three days after her husband’s death for violating that order after she admitted to police she had been at his home the night before he died, and that she had taken the children with her. She told police she couldn’t find her husband that night at the house.
Last June, the children’s aunt and other guardians caring for them filed a $40 million wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf against their mother.
James Cannon was an attorney and a partner in the Franklin-based Medical Reimbursements of America.