ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Testimony is underway in the trial of a Rochester man charged with fatally stabbing his estranged wife and his college student daughter last fall.

Thirty-eight-year-old Patrick Brooks is on trial for two counts of second-degree murder in the slayings of Christie Brooks and 18-year-old Victoria Brooks, who was a freshman at Canisius College in Buffalo.

The women’s bodies were found the morning after Thanksgiving by another of Christie Brooks’ seven other children ranging in age from 6 to 16.

Prosecutors say Patrick Brooks stabbed both women to death in a third-floor bedroom after spending Thanksgiving with his family. Authorities say Christie Brook had started divorce proceedings a year earlier.

Patrick Brooks was on parole at the time of the slayings. His defense attorney says he has been wrongfully accused.

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