Texas man's Colorado murder trial ends in mistrial
Frederick Mueller accused of drowning wife
Last Updated: 104 days ago
MONTROSE, Colo. - A West Texas man accused of killing his wife in Colorado in 2008 is free on bond after a judge declared a mistrial when jurors were deadlocked four days after deliberations began.
The San Angelo Standard-Times reported Sunday that Frederick Harold Mueller was released late Saturday in Gunnison, Colo. He had been jailed in Colorado for more than a year.
The panel began deliberating Wednesday and was deadlocked 11-1 in favor of acquittal Saturday.
Prosecutors are deciding whether to retry the case.
Mueller is suspected in the drowning death of Dr. Leslie Mueller. An obituary had described her drowning in a creek as a hiking accident.
The Montrose Daily Press reported that prosecutors claimed Mueller held his wife's head under water to drown her.
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