A Caldwell County dairy farmer no longer faces murder charges in the death of his wife, who was found stuffed in the toolbox of her pickup almost two years ago.
Prosecutors dropped the case against 48-year-old Jerry Anderson
on Tuesday. He had been free since July, when a jury failed to reach a verdict in his trial on charges he killed his wife Emily. A majority of the jurors had voted to find him not guilty.
Authorities said they will re-evaluate the case if they uncover new evidence, but Anderson's attorneys doubt that he'll again face charges.
Emily Anderson's body was found 10 days after she was last seen
alive in late December 2005. She was found in the pickup about 100
miles from the couple's farm in the town of Sawmills, having been shot twice.