Testimony resumes in Wyoming cold-case trial

2014-05-05T09:46:00Z 2014-08-25T10:03:30Z Testimony resumes in Wyoming cold-case trialThe Associated Press The Associated Press
May 05, 2014 9:46 am  • 

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — An investigator says a 75-year-old Missouri woman accused of killing her husband in Wyoming almost 40 years ago said she shot him as he slept.

Alice Uden, of Chadwick, Missouri, is on trial in Cheyenne. She's charged with first-degree murder in the mid-1970s death of 25-year-old Ronald Holtz.

Wyoming state investigator Tina Trimble testified Monday that Uden told her last fall she shot Holtz as he was about to attack Uden's 2-year-old daughter. Trimble says Uden then changed her account, saying she shot Holtz as he slept at their home in Cheyenne.

Uden's attorneys argue Uden acted to defend herself and her daughter.

Uden's current husband, Gerald Uden, recently pleaded guilty to killing his ex-wife and her two sons in central Wyoming in 1980. Investigators haven't linked the two cases.

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