A former police dispatcher accused of fatally stabbing her husband is headed to trial for the second time. Authorities say Sharon Fitzpatrick stabbed Sylvester Mitchell during an argument in their home in May 2007. They say she was angry he came home later than expected for his 40th birthday celebration. Fitzpatrick, who is charged with second-degree murder, claimed self-defense. A mistrial was declared in her first trial in March after jurors said they were hopelessly deadlocked following three days of deliberations. Her retrial is scheduled to begin today in Suffolk Superior Court. The 39-year-old Fitzpatrick worked as a civilian police dispatcher for about two years.
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