Murder trial slated to begin

PASCAGOULA

 Jury selection is expected to begin today in the murder trial of a St. Martin man accused of killing his wife in June 2008, said Brice Wiggins, an assistant district attorney in Jackson County.

Thomas E. Carr was 67 years old when he’s accused of stabbing to death his wife, Margie Faye Carr, 66. The killing occurred June 20, 2008, at the couple’s Parker Road home.

At the time of the murder, Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd said the couple had been involved in an ongoing domestic dispute. Carr allegedly stabbed his wife multiple times with a kitchen knife. She was dead when sheriff’s deputies got to the scene.

Carr initially denied any knowledge of what happened but then admitted to stabbing his wife following an argument, Byrd said shortly after the murder occurred.

Carr was initially charged with manslaughter, but a Jackson County grand jury later indicted him on a murder charge.

Defense Attorney George Shaddock is defending Carr.

Circuit Judge Kathy King Jackson is presiding over the trial.

By MARGARET BAKER – mbbaker@sunherald.com

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