Murder trial of elderly man accused of killing wife postponed

The murder trial of an 81-year-old man accused of strangling his elderly wife was postponed Tuesday so attorneys could consult a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge about whether he requires a mental health evaluation to stand trial.

Phillip Whiting Reid has been held without bail since his arrest in June. Police responding to a distress call said they found him choking his 83-year-old wife, Glennie Reid, in the couple's Edmondson Village home. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Friends said the Reids were married for a half century.

tricia.bishop@baltsun.com

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