Jury Selection Suspended in Uden's Murder Trial

Submitted By: K2 News Desk, info@k2tv.com,

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. 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.