Trial affirmed in Northern Arizona University shooting case
FLAGSTAFF — The retrial for a former Northern Arizona University student charged in a fatal shooting on the Flagstaff campus will move ahead as scheduled.
Steven Jones will be tried in March on murder and other charges in the October 2015 shooting.
The date had been postponed while the State Bar of Arizona investigated a conflict-of-interest allegation against two of Jones' attorneys. The State Bar said this week it did not find clear and convincing evidence of an ethical violation.
Coconino County Superior Court Judge Dan Slayton affirmed the start of the three-week trial at a hearing Friday.
A jury in Jones' first trial deadlocked on the charges.
Jones maintains he acted in self-defense when he killed 20-year-old Colin Brough and wounded three other students.
Prosecutors say he was the aggressor.