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Colorado man accused of attempted murder back in court<BR>

James Anthony Mymern, the Colorado man accused of shooting and critically wounding his wife in the parking lot of a Kingman grocery store in July, was back in court Friday.

Daniel Kaiser, Mymern's Flagstaff attorney, asked Mohave County Superior Court Judge Robert Moon for videotapes of his client's interviews with police, which he said he still has not received.

Kaiser is the third defense attorney assigned to Mymern's case.

Mymern was first defended by the county public defender's office, then by the legal defender's office.

The public and legal defenders' offices withdrew from the case in October because of a conflict of interest involving witnesses to the shooting.

Deputy Mohave County Attorney Lee Jantzen said he had already sent the videotapes to the public and legal defenders' offices.

Moon set the next hearing for Jan.

14, at which time Kaiser told the judge there might be a possible "resolution" to the case.

Mymern faces felony charges of one count of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated assault for shooting in the parking lot of the Smith's grocery store on Stockton Hill Road.

Mymern, of Commerce City, Colo., allegedly stalked his wife following a month-long separation, believing his wife was involved with another man.

Mymern is also charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated assault for allegedly attempting to hire a former cellmate while in custody at Mohave County Jail to assault his wife's boyfriend.

Mymern confronted his wife in the Smith's parking lot July 17 and allegedly shot her.

Patsy Mymern, 37, reportedly suffered eight gunshot wounds.

He allegedly fired approximately eight to 10 shots; one of those barely missed another man in the parking lot, the bullet shattering the window of the man's truck.

Two live rounds were also found on the ground.

Mymern was then tackled by a citizen and an off-duty police officer who held him until Kingman police arrived.

Patsy Mymern was taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center where doctors operated on her, then airlifted to the University Medical Center in Las Vegas for further surgery.

An ambulance crew had been in the parking lot for another reason at the time of the shooting and quickly attended to Mymern's wounds.

She was discharged from the Las Vegas hospital almost two weeks later.

If convicted, Mymern could receive up to 21 years in prison for the attempted murder charge and 15 years for each count of the aggravated assault charges.

Mymern could also receive up to 8 years and nine months for the charge of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault.

He is being held without bond.