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UPDATE: Mistrial Declared In 2008 Nash County Slaying

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) -- A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a Nash County man charged with first-degree murder in his brother's death.

The Rocky Mount Telegram reports that a judge made that decision Friday after jurors said they couldn't reach a verdict in the case of 33-year-old Antonio Matthews.

Matthews is charged with shooting and killing his 22-year-old brother, Devin Scriven. Police say Scriven was shot in a motel room the brothers were sharing in September 2008.

The death came 10 months after their mother, Deborah Scriven, and her friend Leona Johnson were found shot to death in an apparent home invasion.

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Trial is beginning for a Nash County man charged with first-degree murder in his brother's death.

The Rocky Mount Telegram reported that jury selection is beginning Monday in the trial of 33-year-old Antonio Wardell Matthews, who is charged with shooting and killing his 22-year-old brother, Devin Scriven.

Police say Scriven was shot in a motel room the brothers were sharing in September 2008. The death came 10 months after their mother, Deborah M. Scriven, and her friend Leona Johnson were found shot to death in an apparent home invasion.

Scriven was injured during the 2007 incident. No one has been charged in the attack.

Assistant District Attorney Keith Werner says he expects the trial to take several days.


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