Martin County Man's Trial For Wife's Murder Delayed

The trial for a man accused of strangling his wife to death then burying her body has been delayed.

Albert Gurkin is accused of killing his wife, Jewel, in May 2009. Her body was found behind the couple's home near Bear Grass three days after she was reported missing. She was 59 years old.

Gurkin, now 64 years old, has been behind bars since his arrest and his trial had been scheduled to begin Monday.

But District Attorney Seth Edwards says issues with evidence has brought about a delay in the trial. He said lawyers are expected to meet with the judge later today to discuss a new trial date, which might be a couple of months from now.

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