Report: SF Sheriff Mirkarimi's wife will testify at trial

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, right, and his wife Eliana Lopez walk away after speaking to reporters at City Hall in San Francisco, Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. A prosecutor says he has charged San Francisco's newly sworn-in sheriff with misdemeanors, including domestic violence, related to a New Year's Eve incident with his wife. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

February 13, 2012 8:50:36 AM PST
There has been an apparent change of heart from the wife of embattled San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the lawyer for Eliana Lopez now says her client will testify at Mirkarimi's upcoming trial on misdemeanor domestic violence and child endangerment. But, what she says will depend on whether the Venezualan born Lopez gets immunity from prosecution. Lopez's attorney wants to make sure her testimony doesn't lead to criminal charges or immigration problems. Until now, she's denied the charges against her husband and refused to talk to police.