Prosecutors Seek 2nd Murder Trial for Ex-Deputy’s Husband
HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say in October they'll hold another murder trial for a former deputy's husband charged in the death of a man he and his wife confronted outside a Houston-area restaurant.
Terry Thompson was originally on trial in June in the death last year of 24-year-old John Hernandez. It ended in a mistrial and prosecutors said afterward they would seek to retry Thompson.
On Tuesday they confirmed when the trial will be held and that they'll seek to prosecute him again on a murder charge.
Thompson and his wife, Chauna, were each charged with murder.
Chauna Thompson was a Harris County sheriff's deputy at the time but was later fired. She has not yet gone to trial.
Prosecutors have said Terry Thompson held Hernandez in a chokehold for up to 15 minutes.