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Son testifies at trial of Missouri woman, 75, accused of killing husband in Wyoming in 1970s

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FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by the Christian County, Mo., Sheriff’s Office shows Gerald Uden. Uden, 71, has pleaded guilty and is serving a life sentence for shooting his ex-wife and her 10- and 11-year-old sons in central Wyoming in 1980. His wife, 74-year-old Alice Uden, who is accused of shooting her husband in late 1974 or early 1975, could face the same penalty when her case heads to trial. Jury selection for her trial began in Wyoming Tuesday, April 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Christian County Sheriff’s Office, File) (The Associated Press)

Jurors in Cheyenne, Wyoming, heard emotional testimony Friday from one of the sons of an elderly Missouri woman standing trial on a charge of first-degree murder.

Todd Scott, of Casper, testified Alice Uden, of Chadwick, Missouri, once told him she shot 25-year-old Ronald Holtz as he slept in the mid-1970s. Scott said the confession haunted him for years.

He then turned to his now 75-year-old mother and said, "I hate you."

Uden's attorneys argue Uden killed Holtz, her third husband, in defense of herself and her 2-year-old daughter.

Authorities arrested Alice Uden and her current husband, 71-year-old Gerald Uden, last fall. Gerald Uden has pleaded guilty and is serving life in prison for killing his ex-wife and her two children in central Wyoming in 1980.

Investigators haven't linked the two cases.

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