Oct. 10 retrial scheduled for NAU shooting suspect Steven Jones

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Steven Jones, suspect in NAU shooting (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Steven Jones, suspect in NAU shooting (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

The retrial of a former Northern Arizona University student in a 2015 shooting that killed one student and wounded three others has been rescheduled for Oct. 10.

The initial trial of 20-year-old Steven Jones ended May 2 with a jury deadlocked on charges of murder and aggravated assault.

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The judge initially set an Aug. 1 tentative date for starting the second trial, but the Arizona Daily Sun reports that attorneys for both sides agreed they needed more time.

The shooting near the NAU campus followed a drunken late-night brawl between members of two fraternities.

Jones said he was acting in self-defense when he shot fatally shot 20-year-old Colin Brough in the chest and shoulder.

Prosecutors said Jones could have walked away without resorting to gunfire.


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