Jury selection suspended in Wyoming murder trial

By: AP
By: AP

Cheyenne, WY (AP) -
Jury selection has been suspended in the Wyoming first-degree murder trial of an elderly Missouri woman accused of killing her husband nearly 40 years ago.

A family emergency involving a defense attorney prompted a judge to suspend jury selection Wednesday in the trial of 75-year-old Alice Uden, of Chadwick, Mo. Jury selection is scheduled to resume Thursday.

Prosecutors allege Uden shot her 25-year-old husband Ronald Holtz sometime between late 1974 and early 1975. Her attorneys plan to argue self-defense.

Authorities arrested both Uden and her current husband, 71-year-old Gerald Uden, in Missouri last fall. Gerald Uden since has pleaded guilty and begun serving a life sentence for killing his ex-wife and her two sons in central Wyoming in 1980.

Investigators have not linked the two cases.

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