BRIGHTON, Colo. (CBS4) — A mistrial has been declared for the man accused of killing a 13-year-old boy and wounding three people, including the boy’s mother and younger brother. The judge declared a mistrial during jury selection in the Jeremy Webster murder trial.
The new trial date has been set for Oct. 25. The judge declared a mistrial when “a necessary and indispensable witness” would not be able to travel to Colorado from out of state to testify in person due to an emergency medical issue.READ MORE: New Center Offers Recovery Resources For Homeless In Jefferson County
Previously, the court entered a not guilty plea for Webster in January 2019.
Attorneys previously had told the judge that they need more time to understand the 23-year-old’s mental health history.READ MORE: Commerce City Authorities Respond To Homicide That Ends With Shots Fired
Authorities have said the June 14, 2018 shooting outside a Westminster dentist’s office was prompted by road rage.
They say Webster followed Meghan Bigelow, 41, into the parking lot of a dentist’s office after a traffic incident and opened fire, killing her 13-year-old son, Vaughn Bigelow.
Meghan Bigelow and her 8-year-old son, Asa, were seriously injured but recovered. An adult man also was shot.MORE NEWS: City Of Denver Employees Meet News Of Vaccination Requirement With Mixed Emotions
Webster is facing the following charges:
- Murder in the First Degree After Deliberation with Intent
- Murder in the First Degree Extreme Indifference
- Assault in the First Degree
- Criminal Attempt to Commit a Class One Felony