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Man found guilty of killing wife

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LUMBERTON, N.C. — A North Carolina man being tried for a second time on charges of killing his wife has been found guilty.

The Fayetteville Observer reported that at Robeson County jury deliberated about five hours over two days before reaching a verdict Tuesday afternoon in the trial of Myron Britt.

Britt was found guilty of killing Nancy Britt, a Wake County teacher, at her sister’s home in Lumberton in August 2003. A trial in 2006 ended in a hung jury when one juror refused to take part in deliberations.

Prosecutors say Britt killed his wife to collect more than $800,000 in insurance. The sentencing phase of the trial was scheduled to begin Wednesday.

Prosecutors are seeking a death sentence. The defense is expected to present evidence to try to convince the jury to sentence Britt to life in prison.

Information from: The Fayetteville Observer

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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The Fayetteville Observer reported that at Robeson County jury deliberated about five hours over two days before reaching a verdict Tuesday afternoon in the trial of Myron Britt.

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