Retrial begins for Cary man accused in wife's slaying
Posted June 1, 2009
Lumberton, N.C. — Jury selection started Monday in the retrial of a Cary man accused of killing his wife almost six years ago.
Myron Britt is charged with first-degree murder in the August 2003 shooting death of his wife, Nancy Britt, a Wake County teacher, at her sister's Robeson County home.
Authorities said Myron Britt was in financial trouble and wanted to collect on his wife's $800,000 life insurance policy. Defense attorneys have maintained that the couple was happy and that Myron Britt had no motive to kill his wife.
A June 2006 trial ended in a mistrial when the jury deadlocked 11-1 in favor of conviction.