Trial for Vt. woman accused of killing husband delayed

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) A Vermont woman accused of murdering her husband may face a trial in her pending case next year.

Peggy Lee Shores, 53, was arraigned in February 2017 in Rutland criminal court on a felony count of second-degree murder in the death of David Shores, 54. The Rutland Herald reports a recent court motion from Shores' attorney indicated the case would be ready for trial in April 2019.

Peggy Lee Shores told police her husband was walking upstairs from the basement when he tripped and accidentally shot himself on Dec. 11, 2016. Investigators say they determined from the angle of the shot that David Shores could not have been holding the gun when he was fatally shot.

The trial is expected to last 10 days.

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