After a series of delays, the murder trial of Manayunk’s Gregory Mitros has been rescheduled for Feb. 22.
Mitros, 52, faces a third degree murder charge in connection to the death of his 64-year-old wife, Lynda, in their Markle Street home on June 20, 2011.
The trial was originally scheduled to begin on Oct. 17 before it was pushed back to Oct. 19 and ultimately postponed until February.
Just after Mitros called 911 that June night, police responded to the scene to find Lynda’s body at the bottom of the steps in their home with a single gunshot wound to the head. In that phone call to police, Gregory said “I shot my wife.”
In a November 2011 NewsWorks article, Gregory explains how he tried to grab the gun from Lynda’s hand after he noticed her carrying it down the steps inside their home.
“When I grabbed it with one hand, her other hand came up. We both had two hands on it, struggling when, boom, it just happened,” he said.
Mitros told NewsWorks that he, along with neighbors and family members, had concerns that Lynda might kill herself before the June incident.
Friends and family were able to raise the $15,000 in bail money necessary to release him under the conditions that he remove all weapons from the house in addition to refraining from going to bars and using any potential life-insurance money for collateral.