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Accused Murderer Hires Former Prosecutor, Judge To Head New Defense Team

Posted June 9, 2004

— A Wake County man accused of killing his wife and trying to cover it up has a new defense team.

Myron Britt was in court Wednesday with members of his new defense team, which includes Joe Freeman Britt, a former Robeson County prosecutor and judge.

Joe Britt, no relation to Myron Britt, became known as the "world's deadliest prosecutor" after he sent more than 20 defendants to death row.

Myron Britt is accused of the shooting death of his wife, Nancy, at her sister's home in Lumberton in August 2003. Prosecutors claim he wanted to cash in on his wife's $800,000 insurance policy.

Myron Britt and Joe Freeman Britt are not related.

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