SAN FRANCISCO – Jury selection is scheduled to get under way Monday in the domestic violence trial of embattled San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, who faces misdemeanor charges for allegedly grabbing and bruising the arm of his wife, actress Eliana Lopez.
The case has attracted international attention, with Lopez, a former Latin American telenovela star, also denying the allegations against her husband.
Less than two years after moving to the United States, Lopez blogged about her aspirations for her new, simpler life as a wife and mother, far from the bright lights.
Now, she is back in the spotlight as an alleged domestic violence victim in the incident involving her husband at their home on New Year's Eve.
Mirkarimi has pleaded not guilty.