Monday, May 17, 2010


A small-town police chief accused of killing a Marine is going on trial after prosecutors say new evidence links him to the murder 37 years ago in Onslow County.

Jury selection is set to start Monday in 57-year-old George Hayden's trial in the death of William Miller in Jacksonville.

Prosecutors said last week that opening statements could begin either Monday afternoon or Tuesday depending upon jury selection.

Hayden faces murder and conspiracy charges for what prosecutors say was an ambush triggered by a love triangle involving Miller's wife at the time.

The case remained unsolved until Miller's sister contacted a newspaper reporter looking into cold cases and the resulting investigation elicited new information from a 1970s baby sitter.

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1 comment:

  1. Bonnie,

    I've been thinking about all of you and praying for you to be strong and for everything to work out for the good!