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UAH prof's trial set for January in wife slaying

The Associated Press

UAH professor Andrew Pakhomov faces trial in January on a murder charge in the death of his wife, whose body was found last year in the Tennessee River at Decatur.

Pakhomov, who has remarried, pleaded not guilty earlier this year in Morgan County Circuit Court and remains free on $500,000.

He has a trial date set for the week of Jan. 14.

Yelena Zakin's nude body was found by fishermen on June 1, 2006, in the river at the Alabama 20 public boat launch beside Decatur Utilities' sewage treatment plant. Zakin had a bag of rocks and belt tied around her neck.

Pakhomov, then 45, of Madison and his wife were both employed at UAH.

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