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Retrial Begins for Texas Man Accused of Killing Wife in 1999

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    Texas Coach Retrial David Temple, center, arrives to court for his murder retrial Monday, July 8, 2019 in Houston. He is accused of killing his wife, Belinda Temple, in January 1999.

    A former Houston-area high school football coach is being tried for the second time in the killing of his pregnant wife 20 years ago.

    David Mark Temple returned to a Harris County court Monday, less than three years after Texas' top criminal court overturned his previous murder conviction because prosecutors withheld evidence.

    In 2007, a jury found Temple guilty in the 1999 killing of Belinda Temple, a high school teacher who was seven months pregnant. Prosecutors said Temple staged a burglary of their home in Katy and shot his wife because he was having an affair.

    But in 2016, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed a lower court's ruling that the trial would have gone differently if prosecutors had given Temple's attorneys hundreds of pages of police reports.

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