West Texas Man's Murder Trial Ends in Mistrial 2/10/13
February 10, 2013
SAN ANGELO - 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
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 (http://bit.ly/Z3weMM ) in Colorado reported that
prosecutors claimed Mueller held his wife's head under water to drown her.
Information from: Standard-Times, http://www.sanangelostandardtimes.com