LUMBERTON — A 10-year-old murder that occurred in Lumberton will be featured on Friday night in a series called “Blood Relatives” that is airing on the Investigation Discovery network.
The show, which begins at 9 p.m., will use actors to depict the shooting death of Nancy Britt by husband Myron, who was convicted of her murder and is now serving life in prison. The two had grown up in Lumberton, and were high school sweethearts before marrying and moving to Cary, where she was a teacher and he worked as a real estate developer. They had two children.
Britt was convicted of killing his wife during a second trial in 2009; the first trial ended in a mistrial because of what was described as a rogue juror.
The prosecution was able to prove that Britt left their home in Cary either late on the night of Aug. 23, 2003, or early in the morning of Aug. 24, drove to Lumberton, and then killed Nancy at her childhood home on Rowland Avenue, where she was taking care of her handicapped younger sister. A break in the case came whenit was shown that the murder weapon was a handgun that had been in Myron Britt’s childhood home.
The motive, according to the prosecution, was that Britt was in financial trouble because of a failing business and he stood to collect about $800,000 in life insurance from his wife’s death.
The show will include interviews with people who were knowledgeable about the crime, including District Attorney Johnson Britt, who prosecuted the case, retired Lumberton police Officer Steve Sutton, who investigated it, and Donnie Douglas, editor of The Robesonian, which covered the murder and two trials.
In Robson County, the show can be seen by Time Warner subscribers on channels 114 and 236 for high definition, channel 285 for Direct TV subscribers, and channel 192 for DISH network.