Judge says accused NAU shooter's retrial has firm scheduling

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Steven Jones, suspect in shooting at NAU (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Steven Jones, suspect in shooting at NAU (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
FLAGSTAFF, AZ (AP) -

The Judge presiding over the Northern Arizona University killing case says the accused shooter's retrial will move forward as scheduled.

Twenty-year-old Steven Jones, who has claimed self-defense, is charged with one count of first-degree murder and six counts of aggravated assault for allegations that he shot four other students in 2015 - killing one.

A jury was unable to agree on a verdict in May 2017, which led to a mistrial.

[READ MORE: Judge declares mistrial in Steven Jones' NAU shooting trial]

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Both sides are scheduled for oral argument on Sept. 8 on a motion filed by the defense. Jones' attorneys want the Coconino County Attorney's Office disqualified from prosecuting the defendant.

The retrial is scheduled for Oct. 10.

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