Retrial of man charged with killing new wife scheduled

April 12, 2018

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The retrial of a Connecticut man charged with killing his new wife has been scheduled for August.

The Norwich Bulletin reports that jury selection in the retrial of 54-year-old Chihan Eric Chyung is tentatively scheduled to start Aug. 20 with testimony beginning a week later.

Chyung was convicted of murder and manslaughter in 2014 in the June 2009 shooting death of 46-year-old Paige Bennett Chyung.

Prosecutors say he shot his wife of just three weeks in their Norwich home during an argument.

The conviction was overturned last year by the Connecticut Supreme Court, which unanimously ruled that the jury delivered conflicting verdicts because murder is an intentional act and manslaughter is a reckless, unintentional act.

Chyung has consistently maintained the shooting was an accident. He remains jailed on $3 million bond.


Information from: Norwich Bulletin, http://www.norwichbulletin.com

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