2nd trial of ex-FBI agent charged with killing wife to begin Tuesday in Stafford County


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STAFFORD, Virginia — A former FBI special agent is going to trial a second time on charges of killing his wife.

Arthur B. Gonzales' first trial ended in a mistrial in March 2014 after jurors couldn't reach a unanimous verdict. The 43-year-old's second trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Stafford County Circuit Court.

Gonzales is charged with second-degree murder and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. The 43-year-old is accused of fatally shooting his wife, 42-year-old Julie Serna Gonzales, on April 19, 2013. He testified at his first trial that he shot his wife in self-defense after she attacked him during an argument.

Gonzales was placed on unpaid administrative leave following his arrest. His attorney, Mark Gardner, tells The Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/1DXEWQg ) that Gonzales was terminated last fall.

Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/

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