ST. LOUIS -- Just days before Missouri Governor Eric Greitens' felony invasion of privacy trial is set to begin, Greitens' attorneys say there is still no evidence of the incriminating photo that's been at the center of all the allegations.
After an investigator extracted over 16,000 images from the governor's phone, he says he did not find the nude photo, or any photos, of the woman with whom Greitens has acknowledged having an extra-marital affair.
The governor was indicted back in February on a felony invasion of privacy charge after he was accused of taking a nude photo of his former mistress and threatening to expose it if she revealed their relationship. However, after a thorough examination of Greitens' cell-phone this week, investigators now say there is no photo, nor any evidence the photo was deleted.
Because of the lack of evidence, Greitens' lawyers maintain that the case against the governor should be thrown out.
This comes as jury selection is already underway in St. Louis. So far, over 50 people have been dismissed, while 33 potential jurors have been approved to return next week for questioning.
Since jury selection is expected to continue on Monday into Tuesday, the governor's trial, which was originally scheduled to begin on May 14, will now be pushed back. Most predict the first day of the trial will begin on Wednesday, May 16.