Britt Slated for June Trial on Murder Charge
Posted January 9, 2007
Jury selection is scheduled for June 25, almost a year after Britt's first trial ended with the jury deadlocked 11-1 in favor of conviction.
Britt is accused of shooting his wife, Nancy, in August 2003 at her sister's home in Lumberton to collect $800,000 in insurance money. The state is seeking the death penalty.
A judge last year named two new attorneys to represent Britt after he said he could not afford to pay a lawyer for a new trial.
Defense attorneys argued that the couple was happy and that Britt had no motive to kill his wife, who was a Wake County schoolteacher.