More than two dozen friends and relatives gathered at the Criminal Justice Center on Filbert Street in Philadelphia on Wednesday for Gregory Mitros’ preliminary hearing.
Stone-faced and chatting quietly, the crowd waited for the hearing to commence around 9 a.m. yesterday morning.
The 52-year-old Manayunk man, called police on June 20, to report that he had shot and killed his wife, Lynda Karlin-Mitros, 64.
Police said the woman was found dead at the bottom of the staircase in their Markle Street home with a gunshot wound to her head.
Mitros was taken into custody and charged with murder the following day.
On Wednesday, Judge Patrick Dugan, listed Mitros’s hearing on status of a potential waiver for July 13. If Mitros decides not to waive his preliminary hearing, the official date will be Aug. 2.
Mitros is being held at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia.