Murder Trial Delayed 1 Month

By: KeithBurtis
By: KeithBurtis
By: KeithBurtis

A judge in Wyoming has postponed trial for a Missouri woman accused of killing her husband and dumping his body in a mine in the mid-1970s.

District Judge Steven Sharpe rescheduled jury trial for 74-year-old Alice Uden from Feb. 3 to March 4. Uden’s attorney had told Sharpe he needed more time to prepare her defense.

The Chadwick, Mo., woman is charged with first-degree murder. She is accused of shooting 25-year-old Ronald Holtz with a rifle in late 1974 or early 1975.

Authorities recovered Holtz’s remains from a southeast Wyoming mine last summer.

Uden’s current husband, 71-year-old Gerald Uden, pleaded guilty in November to killing his ex-wife and her two children in central Wyoming in 1980. Police arrested the Udens in Missouri in September.

Prosecutors haven’t linked the two cases.