A murder trial has begun in a Kitchener for a man accused of killing his 63-year-old wife.

Clarke Sauve, 62, has pleaded not guilty in connection to his wife’s death.

Linda Sauve was found dead in her Cambridge home in late December 2014. The court heard that she died from two gunshots to the head.

The call originally came in as an assault but was later upgraded to murder due to the nature of Linda’s injuries.

When police interviewed Clarke, he said two women broke in and a struggle ensued. He said one of the intruders shot his wife.

The Crown said Clarke suffered a serious head injury in 2011 and his health deteriorated after that.

At the time of the shooting Clarke was breathing through a machine.

Two of Suave’s children are included in the 19 witnesses scheduled to testify over the course of the trial.

With reporting from CTV Kitchener's Max Wark