A trial is slated to begin this week for a man accused of killing his wife in front of their children.

According to online court dockets, the trial of Win Min Htut will begin Tuesday morning at the Lehigh County Courthouse in Allentown.

Htut is charged with killing his wife, Thida Myint.

Police say he shot Myint outside of their home in Bethlehem in December, 2013.

He was later arrested at a gas station in Allentown.

Htut claims he was trying to shoot himself when the gun went off.

The Lehigh County District Attorney says he will seek the death penalty in the case.