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Cary man convicted in wife's slaying

Posted July 28, 2009 4:19 p.m. EDT
Updated July 28, 2009 11:36 p.m. EDT

— A jury on Tuesday convicted a Cary man for the death of his wife six years ago.

Jurors deliberated for Monday afternoon and much of Tuesday before finding Myron Britt guilty of first-degree murder in the August 2003 shooting death of his wife, Nancy Britt. The Wake County teacher was killed 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.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Britt, and the sentencing phase of the trial is set to begin Wednesday.