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

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Wednesday, October 19th:
*Trial continues (Day 7) (@ 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. (Trial should last until 11/4/22).

Court info from 12/11/19 thru 9/19/22& Jury Selection Day 1-3 (10/3 & 10/7/22) & Trial Day 1-4 (10/11 to 10/14/22) reference post #297 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...l-2016-mistrial-retrial-1-6-20.313665/page-15

10/17/22 Monday, Trial Day 5: State witnesses: A scientist testified gasoline was found in a burned spot of carpeting in the Armstrong family’s home, as prosecutors tell jurors Armstrong Jr. used gasoline to set the carpet on fire & fired a test shot from the murder weapon in the days before his parents were murdered. A Houston police investigator gave testimony saying, then 16-year-old Antonio Armstrong Jr. didn’t appear to be "scared, nervous, in shock or emotional," while being interviewed by two homicide detectives the morning his parents, were murdered as they slept. His interrogation interview was played for jurors.
For more info see post #300 (article) here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...l-2016-mistrial-retrial-1-6-20.313665/page-15
Trial continues on Tuesday, 10/18/22.
10/18/22 Tuesday, Trial Day 6: State witnesses: No info available yet.
Trial continues on Wednesday, 10/19/22.
 

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Thursday, October 20th:
*Trial continues (Day 8) (@ 10:30am 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. (Trial should last until 11/4/22). Prosecution rested their case on 10/19/22.

Court info from 12/11/19 thru 9/19/22& Jury Selection Day 1-3 (10/3 & 10/7/22) & Trial Day 1-5 (10/11 to 10/17/22) reference post #302 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...l-2016-mistrial-retrial-1-6-20.313665/page-16

10/18/22 Tuesday, Trial Day 6: State witnesses: No info available.
10/19/22 Wednesday, Trial Day 7: Prosecution rested their case. Defense will begin at 10:30am. Trial continues on Thursday, 10/20/22.
 

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Oct. 21, 2022

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Two of A.J. Armstrong's former football coaches took the stand on Thursday morning, the eighth day of his capital murder retrial.
Coach Theadis Reagins was the head football coach at Lamar High School in 2016, when Armstrong was a sophomore. He was set to play football at Lamar that year after leaving The Kinkaid School, but Armstrong never started school that fall.
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Coach Stephen Hill was the head football coach at St. Pius in 2016, and before that, the head football coach at Kinkaid. Hill took the stand after Reagins, also testifying he knew Armstrong's parents.
Hill told jurors that his father was harder on Armstrong than his mother was.
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The defense will pick up day nine of the retrial on Friday at 9:30 a.m. and is expected to rest their case by the end of the day.

Closing arguments could happen as soon as Monday.
 

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Friday, October 21st:
*Trial continues (Day 9) (@ 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. (Trial should last until 11/4/22). Prosecution rested their case on 10/19/22. Defense started their case on 10/20/22.

Court info from 12/11/19 thru 9/19/22& Jury Selection Day 1-3 (10/3 & 10/7/22) & Trial Day 1-7 (10/11 to 10/19/22) reference post #305 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...l-2016-mistrial-retrial-1-6-20.313665/page-16

10/20/22 Thursday, Trial Day 8: Defense witnesses: Coach Theadis Reagins was the head football coach at Lamar High School in 2016, when Armstrong was a sophomore. Coach Stephen Hill was the head football coach at St. Pius in 2016, and before that, the head football coach at Kinkaid. The defense will continued on Friday, 10/21/22 & is expected to rest their case by the end of the day. Closing arguments set for Monday, 10/24/22.
For more info see post #306 (article) here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...l-2016-mistrial-retrial-1-6-20.313665/page-16
 

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Should have posted this first....

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Looking like one or other of the brothers, IMO
 

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Unfortunately I can not access this article. Are the defense witnesses named in there? The other article I found did not have their names & I just wanted them for my notes.

TIA! :)
YW! :)

Both sides have rested in the capital murder re-trial.

Friday, we heard testimony from Armstrong’s younger sister, who was the only other survivor in the family's home the night of the murder. Kayra Armstrong was only 12 at the time.

Defense witness forensic psychiatrist Dr. Mark Moeller analyzed the older brother’s medical records.

As a rebuttal, prosecutors called forensic psychiatrist Dr. Ian Lamoureax to testify. Lamoureax also reviewed the brother's medical records and case files.

Closing arguments are scheduled to start Monday morning at 10:30.
 

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YW! :)

Both sides have rested in the capital murder re-trial.

Friday, we heard testimony from Armstrong’s younger sister, who was the only other survivor in the family's home the night of the murder. Kayra Armstrong was only 12 at the time.

Defense witness forensic psychiatrist Dr. Mark Moeller analyzed the older brother’s medical records.

As a rebuttal, prosecutors called forensic psychiatrist Dr. Ian Lamoureax to testify. Lamoureax also reviewed the brother's medical records and case files.

Closing arguments are scheduled to start Monday morning at 10:30.

Thanks! :)
 

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Monday, October 24th:
*Trial continues (Day 10)-Closing Arguments (@ 10:30am 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. (Trial should last until 11/4/22). Prosecution rested their case on 10/19/22. Defense started their case on 10/20/22 & rested their case on 10/21/22. Jurors will be sequestered during deliberations.

Court info from 12/11/19 thru 9/19/22& Jury Selection Day 1-3 (10/3 & 10/7/22) & Trial Day 1-8 (10/11 to 10/20/22) reference post #307 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...l-2016-mistrial-retrial-1-6-20.313665/page-16

10/21/22 Friday, Trial Day 9: Defense witnesses: Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Mark Moeller analyzed the older brother’s medical records. Kayra Armstrong, sister of Antonio Jr, was only 12 at the time. Defense rested their case.
State rebuttal witnesses: Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Ian Lamoureax, also reviewed the brother's medical records and case files.
For more info see post #309 (article) here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...l-2016-mistrial-retrial-1-6-20.313665/page-16
Closing arguments begin on Monday, 10/24/22 at 10:30am. After closing arguments, jurors will go directly into deliberations. They've been told to pack a bag, as they'll be sequestered for the evening if they can't agree on a verdict before the day's end.
 

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Oct. 24, 2022
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A.J. Armstrong walked out of court Monday surrounded by his grandmothers, girlfriend, family, and friends, as jurors have yet to reach a verdict after their first day of deliberation.

Closing arguments lasted more than three hours.

After closing arguments, jurors went directly into deliberations. Jurors were previously told to pack a bag; in the case, they would be sequestered for the evening if they couldn't agree on a verdict before the day's end.
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Prosecutors began by talking about the importance of the Armstrong home security system, citing the alarm records prove the killer had to have come from inside the Armstrong home.

"It makes no sense someone outside the household would bust into the house with the alarm on, peruse the house, find the homeowner's gun, shoot the homeowner, go downstairs, write a note, (and) lock up the house. It just doesn't make sense," prosecutor Ryan Trask told jurors.
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"The alarm records are that-garbage. They are garbage," defense attorney Chris Collings said while throwing stacks of alarm records into a trash can for dramatic effect. "How many errors? How many mistakes? How many false reports do you have to have? A.J. deserves to have his future decided on something more than records that are garbage."
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Jurors in the re-trial heard testimony from 24 witnesses over the course of fewer than two weeks.

A.J.'s defense team rested their case Friday after calling four witnesses, including A.J.'s only family member to testify on his behalf -- his younger sister, Kayra Armstrong.
 

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Tuesday, October 25th:
*Trial continues (Day 11)-VERDICT WATCH! (Day 2) (@ 10:30am 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. (Trial should last until 11/4/22). Prosecution rested their case on 10/19/22. Defense started their case on 10/20/22 & rested their case on 10/21/22. Jurors will be sequestered during deliberations. Started deliberations on 10/24/22.

Court info from 12/11/19 thru 9/19/22& Jury Selection Day 1-3 (10/3 & 10/7/22) & Trial Day 1-9 (10/11 to 10/21/22) reference post #314 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...l-2016-mistrial-retrial-1-6-20.313665/page-16

10/24/22 Monday, Trial Day 10/Closing Arguments/Jury Deliberations Day 1: Closing arguments by Prosecutor Ryan Trask & defense attorney Chris Collings. Jury instructions & jury started their deliberations & after 4 hours will be back tomorrow.
For more info see post #316 (article) here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...l-2016-mistrial-retrial-1-6-20.313665/page-16
Jury continues deliberations on Tuesday, 10/25/22 at they'll be sequestered for the evening if they can't agree on a verdict before the day's end.
 

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Oct. 25, 2022
Despite hours of deliberating Tuesday, jurors appeared no closer to deciding a verdict in the Antonio Armstrong Jr. capital murder trial after requesting evidence, a list of witnesses and inquiring about testimony concerning the 2016 shooting death of the defendant's parents.

The jurors passed a lengthy note to the court around 6 p.m., prompting prosecutors and lawyers for Armstrong Jr. to disappear into the judge's chambers before a hushed conversation at her bench.

Judge Kelli Johnson, who oversaw the first attempt to prosecute Armstrong Jr. in 2019, excused the sequestered jurors to their hotel around 7 p.m. and told them to return in the morning. Lawyers for both sides left the courtroom without explanation.
 

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Wednesday, October 26th:
*Trial continues (Day 12)-VERDICT WATCH! (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. (Trial should last until 11/4/22). Prosecution rested their case on 10/19/22. Defense started their case on 10/20/22 & rested their case on 10/21/22. Jurors will be sequestered during deliberations. Started deliberations on 10/24/22: ~4 hours total. 10/25/22: ~8 hours. Total: 12 hours.

Court info from 12/11/19 thru 9/19/22& Jury Selection Day 1-3 (10/3 & 10/7/22) & Trial Day 1-10 (10/11 to 10/24/22) & Deliberations Day 1 (10/24/22) reference post #317 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...l-2016-mistrial-retrial-1-6-20.313665/page-16

10/25/22 Tuesday, Trial Day 11/Jury Deliberations Day 2: Jury continues deliberations. Started at 9am & ended at 6pm. Calculated with 1 hour lunch.
For more info see post #318 (article) here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...l-2016-mistrial-retrial-1-6-20.313665/page-16
Jury continues deliberations on Wednesday, 10/26/22 & they are sequestered until a verdict is reached.
 
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