HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A retrial will be held in the case against a former Madison elementary school teacher who shot his daughter’s naked teenage boyfriend.
A mistrial was declared Thursday after a Madison County jury couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict involving 51-year-old Fitzgerald McQueen. He faced 10 years in prison if convicted of second-degree assault.
Al.com (http://bit.ly/2jgvKUc ) reports Circuit Judge Donna Pate set a retrial for Sept. 25 at 9 a.m.
McQueen was charged in the 2015 shooting of 18-year-old Jaizon Collins, who was standing naked and unarmed in his girlfriend’s closet. The then-17-year-old Collins was hiding in the bedroom of McQueen’s daughter, who was 13 at the time.
McQueen and defense attorney Bruce Gardner argued self-defense. Prosecutors contend McQueen shot Collins because he was angry about him being in the girl’s room.
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