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The Star Telegram is getting bored with the Rebecca Simpson trial in Fort Worth. This is all they printed today: FORT WORTH -- Prosecutors in a solicitation-of-capital-murder trial had planned for jurors to hear an audio recording Thursday of what they said was defendant Rebecca Simpson talking to an undercover agent. Simpson, 44, is accused of trying to hire a hit man, in reality an undercover Texas Department of Public Safety officer, to kill her ex-lover's wife. She was arrested Nov. 1, 2004, and Shemane Watts, the woman who prosecutors say was the intended victim, wasn't harmed. Jurors were supposed to hear a recording of Simpson's first meeting with the agent. However, the compact disc it was on didn't work properly. State District Judge Mike Thomas dismissed jurors about 4:30 p.m., earlier than scheduled. The trial resumes this morning.