Deliberations in 1970s Wyoming death continue

Alice Uden listens to the judge during jury selection  at the Laramie County District Court on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Uden faces one count of first-degree murder for allegedly killing her husband nearly 40 years ago. (AP Photo/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Miranda Grubbs)
Alice Uden listens to the judge during jury selection at the Laramie County District Court on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Uden faces one count of first-degree murder for allegedly killing her husband nearly 40 years ago. (AP Photo/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Miranda Grubbs)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Jurors are having difficulty reaching a verdict in the case of a 75-year-old Missouri woman charged with killing her husband in Wyoming in the mid-1970s.

Alice Uden, of Chadwick, Missouri, faces a first-degree murder charge in Ronald Holtz’s death in Cheyenne almost 40 years ago.

The eight-woman, four-man jury in Cheyenne deliberated all day Wednesday without agreeing on a verdict. Deliberations resume this morning.

Uden testified she shot her 24-year-old husband at their Cheyenne home to stop Holtz as he was set to attack her 2-year-old daughter. Prosecutors say Uden shot her husband as he slept.

Police arrested Uden and current husband Gerald Uden in September. Gerald Uden has pleaded guilty to killing his ex-wife and her two children in central Wyoming in 1980.

Prosecutors haven’t linked the two cases.

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