7 years later, trial set to begin for man accused of Glendale police officer's murder

GLENDALE, AZ - It’s no more waiting for a mother who’s logged more than seven years anticipating the trial of the man accused of killing her police officer son.

"We certainly haven't felt patient,” said Nancy Bonner, whose son Anthony Holly was killed in the line of duty as a Glendale police officer in 2007.

Jury selection is set to begin Monday in the trial of Bryan Hulsey, who’s charged with first-degree murder in connection with Holly’s shooting death.

The wait has been due, in part, to Hulsey changing his attorneys, Bonner said.

She and her family endured the wait because they had no other choice, Bonner said.

"We just had to accept what was happening and hope that eventually, [the trial] would actually happen," she said.

The beginning of the trial is a bittersweet Mother’s Day present for Bonner.

She spent part of Sunday at her son’s grave.

“I… talk to him as best I can on days like this,” Bonner said of her visit to the cemetery.

And though she's waited for the trial, she knows seeing certain pictures and other graphic elements will be "horrendous."

Even so, Bonner said she will be at every day of the trial.

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