Trial stalls in death case for woman's 4th husband

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Monday, February 21, 2011

ALBERMARLE, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina man says he's angry about delays in a trial for an elderly Georgia widow who's accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his brother nearly 25 years ago.

Al Gentry says he's running out of time to get justice for his brother, who was married to Betty Neumar. She has left a trail of five dead husbands in five states.

North Carolina authorities have charged the 79-year-old grandmother with three counts of solicitation to commit first-degree murder. They say she tried three times to hire someone to kill Harold Gentry in the six weeks before his bullet-riddled body was found in his home in 1986.

Her trial was supposed to have started Feb. 7, but was postponed to give a newly elected prosecutor more time to prepare.

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