The wrongful death lawsuit against the Utica Police Department in the murder-suicide involving former UPD investigator Joseph Longo will go to trial.

US District Court Judge David Hurd has ruled that there is enough evidence to be considered by a jury.

Longo stabbed his wife Kristen Palumbo-Longo to death in September of 2009 before taking his own life.

The suit alleges the police department and then-Chief Dan LaBella failed to protect Palumblo-Longo from her husband.

The civil trial is set to begin on January 13th.