Trial is slated for today in Calaveras County Superior Court for Patricia Ordway of Arnold.
The 43-year-old woman is accused in the murder of 77-year-old Ray Shires from back in September.
Shires´s body was found in an Avery tire shop´s parking lot on September 17th near Highway 4 and Moran Road.
Witnesses and evidence against Ordway alleges she killed Shires with a hammer, by hitting him in the head more than 20 times.
In addition to a charge of first degree murder, Ordway´s also accused of forging a check from Shires for 25 hundred dollars.