According to WMC-TV, the sequestered jury is expected to begin deliberations Friday in the trial of 33-year-old James Hawkins. The trial began last Friday.
Hawkins is charged with first-degree murder in the 2008 death of 28-year-old Charlene Gaither, who was stabbed and strangled.
He also is accused of forcing their 15-year-old daughter to help him dismember Gaither's body and dump her head, hands, feet and torso in north Mississippi.
Hawkins could face the death penalty if convicted.