Well, it has begun, Mary Wild will answer for the crimes she has committed.
The reporter in this story said that there will be no jury - the Missouri State Court website still says it is a jury trial, so maybe there was a change at the pretrial hearing. This may or may not be good with a jury there will be emotion involved, but there are people out there that will say "so, they're just dogs". With just a judge, he will interpret the law, and there will be no emotion, just the law.
Here is the channel 4 view before the trial started this morning:
Trial for Jefferson County woman charged in deaths of 7 dogs underway