Jury hung in trial for man accused of killing Army specialist

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A mistrial has been declared in the case of the man who’s accused of killing an Army specialist. Prosecutors say Angel Grado shot Isaiah Villanueva at a house party in 2019.


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Prosecutors say Villanueva was trying to stop a fight when Grado shot him but the defense argued Grado opened fire in self-defense because he was sucker-punched. The jury could not reach a verdict. The district attorney’s office is planning to retry the case.

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