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Mistrial declared in Otero County murder case; jury unable to reach verdict


CANON CITY, Colorado — A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a Canon City man accused of killing a funeral director in 2012.

After 11 hours of deliberation, jurors were unable to reach a verdict Monday in 44-year-old Anthony Wright's murder trial. A status conference has been scheduled for Aug. 28.

The Canon City Daily Record reports (http://goo.gl/ebNaDi ) Wright was arrested in 2013 and charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the death of Byron Griffy, a longtime school board member and funeral director in the Arkansas Valley.

Griffy was found shot to death in his Fowler home on Oct. 12, 2012.

Authorities say Wright knew Griffy through the funeral home business.

Information from: Canon City Daily Record, http://www.canoncitydailyrecord.com/

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