The homicide trial for a former U.S. airman assigned to Misawa Air Base is scheduled to begin Monday at Aomori District Court in northern Japan.

William Scott Omari McAllister, 26, was charged in April with killing his Japanese ex-wife, whose body was found in the trunk of a burned car on Hachinohe railroad tracks in July 2006.

Naomi Kimura, 33, was a mother and owner of the downtown Misawa bar Purple Haze.

According to local Japanese news reports, McAllister, after he was indicted, admitted to killing Kimura but unintentionally.

Prosecutors and McAllister’s defense attorney reportedly disagree on time and place of death along with whether McAllister intended to commit the crime.

McAllister’s trial, as is customary in Japanese court proceedings, will be spread out over six days throughout the month of December.

Hearings are set for Monday and Tuesday of next week, as well as Dec. 11, 17, 18 and 25.

McAllister worked at Misawa Air Base until December 2005.

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