Cop: Blood Found in Man's Home After Ex Disappeared

The preliminary hearing got under way Tuesday for a Point Loma man charged with killing his estranged wife.

Henry Lisowski was arrested last September for the disappearance and murder of Rosa Lisowski. She vanished in March of last year. Her body was never found.

The couple had been going through a messy divorce before Rosa was last seen. Several witnesses testified Tuesday that Henry had threatened Rosa and said she would never get custody of their children. Also on Tuesday, a San Diego police detective told the court that investigators found what he believed were bloodstains in Lisowski's house and his vehicle.

Lisowski's business partner, Michael Rosenfelt, and another officer testified they saw scratches on the defendant's face shortly after Rosa disappeared. Rosenfelt also testified that Lisowski spent three months in Mexico last summer before returning to San Diego.

The preliminary hearing is expected to last two days.

If the judge orders Lisowski to stand trial, he faces 25 years to life in prison, if convicted.

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