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Mistrial declared in murder trial

A mistrial has been declared in the Shelton Myers murder trial in 15th District Circuit Court.

The jury Wednesday found Myers not guilty on the aggravated assault charge, but a mistrial was declared on the murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon charges.

Myers, 51, was on trial for the April 18, 2006, shooting death of James Roy Holder. Authorities say Holder was shot five times in Lumberton when he went to talk with Myers.

A new trial has been scheduled for March 16.

Myers is back in the custody of the Lamar County sheriff’s department without bond.