Is the Third Time the End Game for a Murder Trial in Otero County
(La Junta, CO) -- If you were a superstitious person, you might say the pending trial for Edward Aragon has been a cursed trial. This because there have been three attempts to trial with multiple other times of delaying the trial on the eve of trial Assistant District attorney Jim Bullock tells us.
You might remember the last attempt in June was a no-go due to the inability to provide transcripts from the previous trail that made it to the final minute in February. That was determined to be a mistrial due to the discovery that evidence held by the Rocky Ford Police department was lost of missing and that there was an ongoing federal investigation surrounding the incident. Judge Michael Davidson decided at that moment it would affect the fairness of the trial and asked for the mistrial. Fast forward to June to another attempt to have the trial and it was delayed for the transcripts from the February trial.
Aragon has been awaiting his jury trial and has been behind bars since 2015. He will be tried for the death of his girlfriend.
A visiting judge from the 15th judicial district, Judge Michael Davidson is the judge in this trial.
The jury is seated and the trial is expected to last until November 10th, according to the docket.