MISTRIAL TX - Former NFL Antonio & Dawn Armstrong, both 42, fatally shot, Houston, 29 Jul 2016 *2nd Mistrial 2022*

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Trial date of 1/8/22 has been rescheduled. No court hearings before than listed.


Date Court Post Jdgm Docket Type Reason/ Appearance Court Results/ Setting Type Defendant Future Date Comments Attorney Appearance Indicator
2/21/2022 09:00 AM 178 NRG Jury Docket Jury Trial
Data Not Entered NRG/PREF To Be Set


Next/Last Setting Date 2/21/2022

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I missed a hearing...
Looks like they moved the trial date... again....

Activities:
Date Type Description SNU/CFI
02/02/2022 MOTIONS S/M FOR CONTINUANCE SNU: 927 02/02/22

02/02/2022 MOTIONS FILED CFI 178 02/02/22

02/02/2022 ORDER S/M FOR CONTINUANCE GRANTED SNU: 967 02/02/22

02/02/2022 OFFENSE CAPITAL MURDER (MULTI MURDER) LEVEL FC 02/02/22


Setting:
Date Court Post Jdgm Docket Type Reason/ Appearance Court Results/ Setting Type Defendant Future Date Comments Attorney Appearance Indicator
2/21/2022 09:00 AM 178 Master Docket
Other
Data Not Entered GET TRIAL DATE To Be Set

2/02/2022 09:00 AM 178 Master Docket
Pre-Trial Motions
Reset By Court N/A Present JT2/21 Present

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I'm having problems in access any Texas court site here in Sweden - so not too sure IF this is happening today since it is President's Day. I'll just have to wait until I get home...


Monday, February 21st:
*Master Docket Hearing (@ 9am CT) – TX – Antonio & Dawn Armstrong (both 42) (July 29, 2016, Houston) – *Antonio “A.J.” Armstrong, Jr. (16 @ time of crime/17/now 22) arrested (7/29/16), charged (8/1/16) & arraigned (7/26/17) with capital murder. Plead not guilty. $200K bond. Out on bond 4/12/17.
Trial started 4/2/19 & ended 4/26/19. 7 women & 5 men on jury with 1 woman alternate (Juror #12 excused 4/5/19). 4/26/19: after 20 hours of deliberations verdict was 8 Guilty & 4 Not guilty. Judge declares mistrial.
Re-trial was set to begin on 1/4/22 was reset to 2/21/22 but continued, no further dates.

Court info from 12/11/19 thru 9/2/21 reference post #258 here:
MISTRIAL - TX - Former NFL Antonio & Dawn Armstrong, both 42, fatally shot, Houston, 29 Jul 2016 *Retrial 2022*

9/10/21 Update: Motion hearing reset by Court to 9/22/21. 9/22/21 Update: Motion hearing was reset on 10/7/21. 10/7/21 Update: Motion hearing was reset by Court to 10/8/21. 10/8/21 Update: Reset by court. No further dates except trial date. Trial on 1/4/22. 12/29/21 Update: Trial has been reset to 2/21/22.
2/2/22: Had motions hearing. Motion for trial continuance-granted. Next Master docket hearing on 2/21/22 to set new trial date.
 

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dragging this one out....

Activies:
Date Type Description SNU/CFI
02/22/2022 ORDER AMEND CSCD PRETRIAL SUPV SNU: 966 02/22/22

02/22/2022 OFFENSE CAPITAL MURDER (MULTI MURDER) LEVEL FC 02/22/22

Setting:
Date Court Post Jdgm Docket Type Reason/ Appearance Court Results/ Setting Type Defendant Future Date Comments Attorney Appearance Indicator
10/03/2022 09:00 AM 178 Master Docket
Other
Data Not Entered To Be Set

2/22/2022 09:00 AM 178 Master Docket
Other
Reset By Operation Of Law N/A Present 10/3/2022 C/O Present

2/21/2022 09:00 AM 178 Master Docket
Other
Reset By Operation Of Law
Absent 2/22/2022 C/O Present


Next/Last Setting Date 10/3/2022

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10/3/2022!! The accused's son will be in High School himself before anything happens at this rate!
 

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Monday, October 3rd:
*Jury Selection begins (@ 9am CT) – TX – Antonio & Dawn Armstrong (both 42) (July 29, 2016, Houston) – *Antonio “A.J.” Armstrong, Jr. (16 @ time of crime/17/now 22) arrested (7/29/16), charged (8/1/16) & arraigned (7/26/17) with capital murder. Plead not guilty. $200K bond. Out on bond 4/12/17.
Trial started 4/2/19 & ended 4/26/19. 7 women & 5 men on jury with 1 woman alternate (Juror #12 excused 4/5/19). 4/26/19: after 20 hours of deliberations verdict was 8 Guilty & 4 Not guilty. Judge declares mistrial.
Re-trial was set to begin on 1/4/22 was reset to 2/21/22 continued to 10/3/22 with jury selection.

Court info from 12/11/19 thru 12/29/21 reference post #265 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...l-2016-mistrial-retrial-1-6-20.313665/page-14

2/2/22: Had motions hearing. Motion for trial continuance-granted. Next Master docket hearing on 2/21/22 to set new trial date. 2/21/22 Update: Reset by Operation of Law. Amended CSCD Pretrial. Next Master docket with jury voir dire hearing on 10/3/22. Had pretrial hearing on 9/19/22. 9/26/22 & 9/29/22: Order: Imposing rules for media.
 

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AJ Armstrong, accused of killing parents at 16 years old, faces trial in October
Now after years of delays, his retrial date has once again been set. One of AJ's attorneys, Rick DeToto, told Eyewitness News the retrial will likely last longer than the first trial. Attorneys expect jury selection alone to take at least three days.

If he would be found guilty, A.J. could face spending the rest of his life in prison.
I have always been dubious about this case, and AJ’s attorneys are still offering up their theory that his brother was the perpetrator.

During his first trial in late March 2019, A.J.'s attorneys tried to pin the murders on his older brother, who had moved out of the family home just before their parents' deaths.
 

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I feel for the taxpayers of Harris County - this is costing them hundreds of thousands of dollars. This is lunacy.
 

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Looks like voir dire started on 10/3 & next trial on 10/5/22.

Settings:

Date Court Post Jdgm Docket Type Reason/ Appearance Court Results/ Setting Type Defendant Future Date Comments Attorney Appearance Indicator
10/05/2022 09:00 AM 178 Trial Docket
Jury Trial
Data Not Entered To Be Set

10/03/2022 09:00 AM 178 Trial Docket
Jury Trial
Continued N/A Data Not Entered 10/5/2022 VOIR DIRE Present


Next/Last Setting Date 10/5/2022

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Oct. 3, 2022
After years of delays, the capital murder trial into whether Antonio Armstrong Jr. in 2016 killed his parents at their Bellaire-area home will start for a second time.
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Armstrong took notes and flipped through documents Monday afternoon as Judge Kelli Johnson quizzed about 120 jurors on their ability to remain unbiased. About 16 percent of the panel expressed having prior knowledge of the allegations from news reports when the judge asked about their familiarity with the case.

Rick DeToto, also representing Armstrong, expected that number to be higher.
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Many prospective jurors warned of weddings, surgeries and the financial burden of serving as a juror. A criminal defense attorney identified himself to Johnson as knowing at least one of the lawyers on either side of Armstrong’s case. Participating as a juror would hinder his ability to prepare for an unrelated capital murder trial in Liberty County, he said. Regardless, the court asked him to return Thursday.

A second panel of jurors will gather Wednesday to undergo similar questions, with lawyers expected to pick 16 jurors, including alternates, from either of the groups to hear evidence in the case. Opening statements are expected to start Oct. 11 and last through the first week of November.
 

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Wednesday, October 5th:
# (@ 9am CT) – TX – Antonio & Dawn Armstrong (both 42) (July 29, 2016, Houston) – *Antonio “A.J.” Armstrong, Jr. (16 @ time of crime/17/now 22) arrested (7/29/16), charged (8/1/16) & arraigned (7/26/17) with capital murder. Plead not guilty. $200K bond. Out on bond 4/12/17.
Trial started 4/2/19 & ended 4/26/19. 7 women & 5 men on jury with 1 woman alternate (Juror #12 excused 4/5/19). 4/26/19: after 20 hours of deliberations verdict was 8 Guilty & 4 Not guilty. Judge declares mistrial.
Re-trial began on 10/3/22 with jury selection which is expected to last about 3 days. Opening statements expect to start on 10/11/22.

Court info from 12/11/19 thru 9/19/22 reference post #268 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...l-2016-mistrial-retrial-1-6-20.313665/page-14

10/3/22 Monday, Trial Day 1/Jury Selection Day 1: Armstrong took notes & flipped through documents Monday afternoon as Judge Kelli Johnson quizzed about 120 jurors on their ability to remain unbiased. About 16 percent of the panel expressed having prior knowledge of the allegations from news reports when the judge asked about their familiarity with the case. Rick DeToto, also representing Armstrong, expected that number to be higher. A second panel of jurors will gather Wednesday, 105/22 to undergo similar questions, with lawyers expected to pick 16 jurors, including alternates, from either of the groups to hear evidence in the case. Opening statements are expected to start Oct. 11 & last through the first week of November. Trial continues – with jury selection on 10/5/22.
 

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Looks like there was no court yesterday - 10/5 according to this. It does say "reset" to 10/6/22.

Date Court Post Jdgm Docket Type Reason/ Appearance Court Results/ Setting Type Defendant Future Date Comments Attorney Appearance Indicator
10/06/2022 09:00 AM 178 Trial Docket
Jury Trial
Data Not Entered To Be Set

10/05/2022 09:00 AM 178 Trial Docket
Jury Trial
Reset By Agreement Of Both Parties N/A Data Not Entered 10/6/2022 Present

10/03/2022 09:00 AM 178 Trial Docket
Jury Trial
Continued
Data Not Entered 10/5/2022 VOIR DIRE Present

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Thursday, October 6th:
*Jury Selection continues (Day 2) (@ 9am CT) – TX – Antonio & Dawn Armstrong (both 42) (July 29, 2016, Houston) – *Antonio “A.J.” Armstrong, Jr. (16 @ time of crime/17/now 22) arrested (7/29/16), charged (8/1/16) & arraigned (7/26/17) with capital murder. Plead not guilty. $200K bond. Out on bond 4/12/17.
Trial started 4/2/19 & ended 4/26/19. 7 women & 5 men on jury with 1 woman alternate (Juror #12 excused 4/5/19). 4/26/19: after 20 hours of deliberations verdict was 8 Guilty & 4 Not guilty. Judge declares mistrial.
Re-trial began on 10/3/22 with jury selection which is expected to last about 3 days. Opening statements expect to start on 10/11/22.

Court info from 12/11/19 thru 9/19/22& Jury Selection Day 1 (10/3/22) reference post #274 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...l-2016-mistrial-retrial-1-6-20.313665/page-14

10/5/22 Wednesday, Trial/Jury Selection: No court today. Reset by agreement of both parties.
Opening statements are expected to start Oct. 11 & last through the first week of November. Trial continues – with jury selection on 10/6/22.
 

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Date Court Post Jdgm Docket Type Reason/ Appearance Court Results/ Setting Type Defendant Future Date Comments Attorney Appearance Indicator
10/07/2022 01:00 PM 178 Trial Docket
Jury Trial
Data Not Entered PRE-TRIAL MO. To Be Set

10/06/2022 01:00 PM 178 Trial Docket
Jury Trial
Continued N/A Data Not Entered 10/7/2022 Present

Next/Last Setting Date 10/7/2022

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Friday, October 7th:
*Jury Selection continues (Day 3) (@ 9am CT) – TX – Antonio & Dawn Armstrong (both 42) (July 29, 2016, Houston) – *Antonio “A.J.” Armstrong, Jr. (16 @ time of crime/17/now 22) arrested (7/29/16), charged (8/1/16) & arraigned (7/26/17) with capital murder. Plead not guilty. $200K bond. Out on bond 4/12/17.
Trial started 4/2/19 & ended 4/26/19. 7 women & 5 men on jury with 1 woman alternate (Juror #12 excused 4/5/19). 4/26/19: after 20 hours of deliberations verdict was 8 Guilty & 4 Not guilty. Judge declares mistrial.
Re-trial began on 10/3/22 with jury selection which is expected to last about 3 days. Opening statements expect to start on 10/11/22.

Court info from 12/11/19 thru 9/19/22& Jury Selection Day 1 (10/3/22) reference post #274 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...l-2016-mistrial-retrial-1-6-20.313665/page-14

10/5/22 Wednesday, Trial/Jury Selection: No court today. Reset by agreement of both parties.
Opening statements are expected to start Oct. 11 & last through the first week of November. Trial continues – with jury selection on 10/6/22.
10/6/22 Thursday, Trial/Jury Selection Day 2: No info available. Trial continues on 10/7/22 with pretrial motions.
 

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Oops - no court date - jury was selected yesterday & opening statements on Tues., 10/11/22.

Actually there was a pretrial motions hearing today - just marked the hearing wrong! Mark it on the calendar... :D



Oct. 6, 2022
HOUSTON - Opening arguments in the retrial for Antonio ‘AJ’ Armstrong, Jr., who is accused of killing his parents inside their Bellaire home back in 2016, will begin on Tuesday [10/11/22], according to the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

That's after a jury was seated on Thursday afternoon.
 

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And it looks like they are having another pretrial motions hearing on Monday.

Activities:
Date Type Description SNU/CFI
10/07/2022 MOTIONS D/M IN LIMINE SNU: 926 10/07/22

10/07/2022 MOTIONS FILED CFI 178 10/07/22


Settings:
Date Court Post Jdgm Docket Type Reason/ Appearance Court Results/ Setting Type Defendant Future Date Comments Attorney Appearance Indicator
10/10/2022 09:00 AM 178 Trial Docket
Jury Trial
Data Not Entered PRETRIAL MO To Be Set

10/07/2022 09:00 AM 178 Trial Docket
Jury Trial
Continued N/A Present 10/10/2022 PRE-TRIAL MO. Present


Next/Last Setting Date 10/10/2022

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