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Britt Slated for June Trial on Murder Charge

Posted January 9, 2007 11:02 p.m. EST
Updated January 9, 2007 11:05 p.m. EST

— It'll be another six months before Cary contractor Myron Britt is tried a second time on a first-degree murder charge in the death of his wife.

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.