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UPDATE: Michael Palmer Trial Delayed Once Again

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FAIRMONT -

The trial of a Marion County man accused of fatally shooting his father-in-law is has been rescheduled for the seventh time.

Prosecutors say Palmer and his wife Kristyn shot and killed her father, Everett Wilson, in 2011.

The trial was initially supposed to begin Tuesday, but was postponed several days due to the bad weather.

On Thursday, Judge Michael Aloi, Marion County Prosecuting Attorney Pat Wilson, and defense attorney Sean Murphy, questioned a 41-member pool of jurors only to come up empty handed.

Wilson said as questioning went on, more and more people were eliminated. After almost five hours of questioning, the remaining jurors were dismissed.

Wilson said the trial has been moved to the February term of court, with a new jury pool.

Palmer's trial date with initially scheduled for 2012, but has been continued seven times since then.

Michael Palmer's attorney, Sean Murphy, presented a motion to Judge Michael Aloi in a pretrial motion hearing last month arguing Kristyn Palmer should have to give a testimony prior to the trial.

He said it falls under the marital communication and testimony privileges.

Prosecutor Pat Wilson informed the court on Thursday that Kristyn Palmer is expected to take the stand during the trial.

Kristyn Palmer has not yet gone to trial. She and Michael Palmer have been held in the North Central Regional Jail for nearly two years now.

Judge Aloi said the trial would have taken about two weeks in order for Palmer to get a "fair and accurate" trial.

Wilson said the trial will most likely be scheduled in the month of March