STAFFORD, Va. (AP) – A second mistrial has been declared in the case of a former FBI agent charged in the shooting death of his wife.
Local media reports that a Stafford County jury was unable to decide whether Arthur B. Gonzales was legally justified when he killed Julie Serna Gonzales. Circuit Judge Sarah Deneke declared a mistrial Friday after jurors sent her a third note saying they were hopelessly deadlocked.
Gonzales’ first trial also resulted in a hung jury last March.
The 43-year-old Gonzales was charged with second-degree murder and using a firearm in a felony. He claims his 42-year-old wife attacked him with a knife, and he shot her four times in self-defense.
Prosecutors claimed Gonzales staged the crime scene.
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