Man's second murder trial starts Monday | Salisbury, NC – Salisbury Post

The second trial of a Rowan County man convicted in the 2003 murder of his girlfriend will start Monday in Rowan County Superior Court.

In January 2008, the N.C. Supreme Court ordered a new trial for Marion Preston Gillespie who was serving a life sentence for killing 50-year-old Linda Faye Patterson Smith.

The N.C. Supreme Court ordered the new trial because evidence related to Gillespie’s mental competency was not allowed in the trial. Story continues here ➤