Belton murder trial ends in mistrial
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WILMINGTON, NC (STARNEWSONLINE.COM) -- A New Hanover County Superior Court judge on Thursday declared a mistrial in the first-degree murder trial of Davis Ray Belton after the jury failed to reached a unanimous verdict, according to an official at the New Hanover County District Attorney's Office.

Belton, 66, is charged with fatally shooting his wife, Diane Clemmons, in the head while she was lounging in a recliner in the couple's mobile home last year.

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JUSTICE FAILED AND SO DID THIS JURY. HOPE YOU SLEEP GOOD AT NITE.

Guilty or not please just execute him!!!!!!

So what happens now? Does he remain in custody or is he released?

the DA's office has to decide whether to seek a retrial. There is a time limit, I believe, for that decision to be made.

If they choose not to, he walks.

Another option might be for his attorney to strike some type of deal to avoid retrial.

All a matter of how strong a case the DA has