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Tue August 17, 2010

Trial Delayed

Tulsa, OK – Jury selection delayed in Okla man's murder trial

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Jury selection has been delayed in the murder trial of a former school teacher who is accused of fatally shooting his wife more than two years ago.

Court officials planned to begin the selection process for jurors Monday in the trial of John Robert Kastner, but it has been delayed because defense attorney Pete Silva was ill. Jury selection proceedings are still scheduled for this week at the Tulsa County courthouse.

Prosecutors charged Kastner, a former Webster High teacher and coach, with first-degree murder in the June 25, 2008, death of his wife, Lori Moon Kastner, a former Oklahoma Supreme Court attorney.

John Kastner has said an intruder shot his wife. He has maintained his innocence.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com