Belton murder trial ends in mistrial


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Submitted: Thu, 09/06/2012 - 6:29pm
Updated: Fri, 09/07/2012 - 10:16pm
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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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