Wife of slain Miss. hunter has trial date rescheduled

By The Associated Press

STARKVILLE — The trial of a Maben woman accused of in death of her husband while the couple hunted in western Oktibbeha County has been rescheduled for Aug. 1.

The Commercial Dispatch reports the trial of 38-year-old Verina Marie Childs had been continued from the April term of circuit court.

Childs has been charged with murder in the shooting death of her husband, 32-year-old Douglas Marion Childs on Nov. 22, 2009.

Authorities say Douglas Childs was shot in the back with a rifle.