Ex-student charged in fatal shooting on NAU campus to be retried in March

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File photo of Steven Jones listening as his attorney Joshua Davidson, not shown, argues for Jones’s bail to be modified during a hearing. (Source: Jake Baon/Arizona Daily Sun via AP, File) File photo of Steven Jones listening as his attorney Joshua Davidson, not shown, argues for Jones’s bail to be modified during a hearing. (Source: Jake Baon/Arizona Daily Sun via AP, File)
File photo of Steven Jones on trial for the fatal shooting on NAU campus. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) File photo of Steven Jones on trial for the fatal shooting on NAU campus. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
FLAGSTAFF, AZ (AP) -

The retrial of a former Northern Arizona University student charged in a fatal shooting on campus now is set for March 2019.

A jury in Steven Jones’ first trial deadlocked on murder and aggravated assault charges. His retrial has been rescheduled multiple times.

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The latest delay came after one of the shooting victims alleged Jones’ defense attorneys had a conflict of interest. The State Bar of Arizona is reviewing the allegation.

[MORE: Judge delays retrial for man charged in NAU campus shooting]

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The judge overseeing the case granted a defense request last month to postpone the case.

Jones maintains he acted in self-defense when he fatally shot Colin Brough and wounded three other students in 2015.

[READ MORE: Judge declares mistrial in Steven Jones' NAU shooting trial (April 27, 2017)]

Prosecutors say he could have walked away from a late-night confrontation without resorting to gunfire.

[READ MORE: Trial postponed in Northern Arizona University shooting case]

Jones remains free while he awaits the retrial.

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