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Theer Trial Continued Until Sept. 6

Posted January 22, 2004 7:37 a.m. EST

— The murder trial of Michelle Theer, originally scheduled to begin March 1, was continued Thursday until Sept. 6.

Judge E. Lynn Johnson continued the case so that a Fayetteville police investigator could examine thousands of files found on computers that were seized during a search of Theer's house in March 2001.

Theer is accused of murdering her husband, Air Force Capt. Marty Theer, in December 2000.

Authorities believe Theer conspired with her lover, former Army Staff Sgt. John Diamond, to kill her husband, a C-130 pilot. Marty Theer was shot five times outside his wife's office building on Raeford Road.

Last year, a military jury convicted Diamond of murder, conspiracy and obstruction of justice. He is serving life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Thursday, in Cumberland County Superior Court, Johnson continued Theer's case during a hearing for pre-trial motions. The judge met privately for about three hours with Theer's lawyer, Kirk Osborn, and prosecutors Greg Butler and Buntie Russ.