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Second murder trial begins for former Tucson firefighter

Posted at 11:49 AM, Jan 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-24 13:52:29-05
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Jury selection in the second murder trial of a former Tucson firefighter accused of killing his ex-wife and two others began Tuesday.
 
Back in November, the murder trial of David Watson ended with a hung jury after jurors were unable to reach a decision.
 
Authorities say Watson killed his ex-wife Linda Watson, who disappeared 16 years ago during a custody fight over her daughter.  Her body was identified in 2013.
 
Watson is also accused of shooting and killing Linda Watson's mother, Marilyn Cox, as well as family friend Renee Farnsworth in 2003 as she fought for visitation rights with the child.
 
David Watson was arrested and charged after a later ex-wife recanted her statements that David Watson was with her when Linda Watson disappeared and her mother was murdered.
 
After seven weeks of testimony from more than 60 people and more than 500 pieces of evidence, jurors listened to closing arguments but were unable to reach a unanimous verdict.
 
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