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Mistrial in Casper murder case
Oct 31, 2013 - The Associated Press
CASPER -- A Wyoming judge declared a mistrial in the case of a man accused of killing his wife after a witness made an inappropriate comment.
Natrona County District Judge Catherine Wilking made the ruling Tuesday after a witness said defendant Thomas Miller had an affair with Miller's first cousin.
Miller's attorney immediately asked for a mistrial, saying the comment would taint the jury and that the topic had previously been deemed off limits. It was the second day of the trial.
A new trial has been rescheduled for December.
Miller has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the March death of his wife, Natalie.