|A second degree murder case against Thomas Lee Husk of Calhoun County was declared a mistrial by Judge David W. Nibert in April because of a failure to seat a jury, has now been set for trial again on July 16.|
The case was re-scheduled Monday in Calhoun Circuit Court.
Judge Nibert asked that questions regarding jury eligibility be submitted to him for review, with a pre-trial hearing set for July 2.
Most of about 75 or more potential jurors were disqualified in April upon the basis of a juror having preconceived beliefs regarding the innocence or guilt of Husk, relationships to the defendant in addition to other circumstances which would disqualify jurors.
Husk is accused of the 2011 shooting death of John Dale Cyrus, ending what has been reported as a bitter dispute between the two men over family issues.
A Calhoun grand jury re-indicted Husk in the shooting death in February, 2013, after Judge Nibert dismissed a 2nd degree murder charge against Husk last year, based on errors apparently made during a grand jury presentment in March, 2011.
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