Trial Continued In Minden Killing

The murder trial of a woman accused of killing her husband in Minden and dumping his body in the desert has been continued until Jan. 7.

Jury selection was to begin Nov. 29 in the trial of Karen Bodden.

But District Judge Dave Gamble granted a continuance after defense lawyer James Wilson requested the delay because of family matter.

The 44-year-old Bodden has been in Douglas County Jail on $1 million cash bail since her arrest Sept. 11, 2006.

She is charged with open murder.

Authorities allege she shot 50-year-old Robin Bodden to death in
August 2006 because he discovered she was embezzling money from his personal and business accounts and threatened to turn her over to
officials.

The defense is seeking to move the trial out of Douglas County because of pretrial publicity.

But Gamble earlier this week said he would attempt to seat an unbiased jury before ruling on the motion.


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