Bodden murder trial delayed until January

MINDEN - The murder trial of Karen Bodden, accused of killing her husband in August 2006 and dumping his body in the desert, has been continued until Jan. 7.

Jury selection was set to begin Thursday.

District Judge Dave Gamble said Friday he granted the continuance after defense attorney James E. Wilson Jr. requested the delay because of a family matter.

Bodden, 44, has been in Douglas County Jail on $1 million cash bail since her arrest Sept. 11, 2006.

She was indicted by the Douglas County Grand Jury one year later on a charge of open murder with use of a deadly weapon to which she pleaded not guilty in October.

Authorities allege she shot 50-year-old Robin Bodden to death in August 2006 because he discovered she was embezzling money from his personal and business accounts and threatened to turn her over to officials.

Karen Bodden was on probation after she pleaded guilty in 2004 to embezzling $44,000 from the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.

Robin Bodden was an aircraft mechanic and owner of General Aviation Services of Nevada at the Minden-Tahoe Airport.


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