Texas man could face 3rd trial in wife’s death

BROOMFIELD — Prosecutors are considering whether a Texas man accused of killing his wife in Colorado should be tried a third time.

Two juries have deadlocked on reaching a verdict for Frederick Mueller of San Angelo, most recently last week in suburban Denver. The Denver Post reports that attorneys are set to discuss what will happen next during a Tuesday afternoon hearing.

Leslie Mueller drowned near the couple’s vacation home outside Lake City in May 2008. Mueller says she fell over an embankment and into a creek during a hike. Prosecutors say the evidence suggests that she was held down in the water.

In February, Gunnison County jurors failed to reach a verdict on a first-degree murder charge. The case was moved to Broomfield, where Mueller was tried on a second-degree murder charge.


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