COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - The wife of an Alabama man accused of killing a Georgia school superintendent 20 years ago says she hopes prosecutors won't seek a new trial after their first attempt ended with a hung jury.
The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that Carol Lane says she never lost faith that her husband "would do whatever he needed to do to completely clear his name."
Kareem Lane is expected to be released from jail after a Columbus judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in his murder case.
Lane of Pell City, Ala., was charged two years ago in the 2002 killing of Muscogee County School Superintendent Jim Burns. But DNA tests used to charge Lane proved inconclusive.
The divided jury of 12 had 10 members voting for acquittal.
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