Trial to begin soon for SLO man accused of murdering roommate

Posted at 9:17 AM, May 16, 2018

Jury selection is expected to begin Wednesday in the trial of a San Luis Obispo man accused of murdering his roommate more than two years ago.

The case against Charles Giese, 43, was in the pre-trial motion phase Tuesday.

Charles Giese

The 43-year-old has been in custody at San Luis Obispo County Jail since November 2015 when he was arrested on suspicion of murdering Walter Vallivero, 54, in their San Luis Obispo mobile home in November of 2015.

During Giese’s preliminary hearing in October 2016, Giese’s mom testified that her son called her the morning after the murder, admitting to killing Vallivero.

Authorities at the crime scene in 2015

Once jury selection, which is expected to take place Wednesday afternoon into Thursday, is complete, opening statements will begin and evidence presented.