Texas Man Could Face Third Trial In Wife’s Death

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (October 15, 2013)—Colorado prosecutors are considering whether a Texas man accused of killing his wife in should be tried a third time after a second jury deadlocked during deliberations.

Frederick Mueller of San Angelo was charged in the May 2008 death of his wife Leslie at the couple’s vacation home outside of Lake City, Colo.

Mueller says she fell over an embankment and into a creek during a hike, but prosecutors say the evidence suggests that she was held down in the water.

A suburban Denver jury couldn’t reach a verdict in Mueller’s second-degree murder trial last week and in February a jury in Gunnison County also deadlocked.

Attorneys are scheduled to discuss what will happen next during a hearing Tuesday afternoon.

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