A Cape Girardeau man will go on trial this week on charges he murdered his wife and son. George Joseph is accused in the 2013 shooting deaths of his wife, Mary Joseph, and son, Matthew Joseph, at their home on West Cape Rock Drive. The trial had been set for September 2014, but was postponed after a motion by Joseph’s attorney at the time, public defender Bevy Beimdieck, requesting more time to prepare. A probable cause statement shows relatives of the Josephs reported finding Mary and Matthew Joseph dead and George Joseph injured about 8 a.m. May 30, 2013, at the family home. An autopsy revealed Mary and Matthew Joseph both had multiple gunshot wounds to the head. Police said they were killed with a .22 caliber handgun found near George Joseph at the scene. George Joseph allegedly had shot his wife and son, then turned the gun on himself in what investigators have called a failed suicide attempt. In May, Lewis overruled a motion to block financial matters involving George Joseph from being entered into evidence. Court documents show 20 people have filed claims against the estate of Joseph’s wife and son, saying the funds were ill-gotten because Joseph defrauded them of more than $500,000. No fraud charges have been filed in connection with the allegations. A jury is being brought in from Cole County to hear the case.