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Prosecutors seek 2nd murder trial for ex-deputy’s husband

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HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say 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 said the trial will be held in October 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.

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