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Cumberland County Man Acquitted in Wife's Slaying

Posted June 4, 2007 2:33 p.m. EDT

— A jury on Monday cleared a Cumberland County man of all charges in connection with his wife's death three years ago.

Jonathan Forte was accused of beating and stabbing 25-year-old Teresa Forte in August 2004 in her Stedman home. Two of the woman's young children were in the home when her body was found.

Jonathan Forte was tried a year ago in connection with the slaying, but a mistrial was declared after jurors couldn't reach a verdict.