Although Dennis Allaben was found guilty in 2011 by a DeKalb County jury for the slaying of his wife, he will have a new trial after a motion was granted by the Georgia Supreme Court.
The new trial is set to begin with jury selection on Monday, May 12, 9 a.m., in Judge Linda Hunter’s courtroom.
Allaben was previously convicted of killing his wife, Maureen, in their Doraville home on Jan. 3, 2010. His wife was the set decorator for BET’s “The Mo’Nique Show.” Allaben is charged with malice murder and felony murder.
Authorities said Allaben drove his two young children and Maureen’s deceased body to Chesterfield, Virginia. After dropping his children off with relatives in Virginia, Allaben traveled back to Georgia with his wife’s body in the bed of their truck. He later turned himself in to authorities.
Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Eric Dunaway will serve as lead prosecutor.