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Jury gets case of Cary man accused of killing wife

Posted July 27, 2009 12:27 p.m. EDT
Updated July 27, 2009 3:48 p.m. EDT

— The jury in the retrial of a Cary man accused of killing his wife six years ago began deliberating Monday afternoon.

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.

A June 2006 trial ended in a mistrial when the jury deadlocked 11-1 in favor of conviction.

During the three-week retrial, jurors heard about ballistics evidence connecting a handgun Myron Britt once owned to a bullet recovered from his wife's body. The jury also visited Britt's former Cary home to check out his alibi that he was home the night his wife died.

If convicted, Britt could face the death penalty.