Mistrial declared in Springs slaying trial of ex-soldier
COLORADO SPRINGS ” A former Army soldier accused of killing a college student he believed was a drug informant will face a second trial after a mistrial was declared when a jury failed to reach a verdict in his first proceeding.
Ryan Krueger, 31, remained in custody without bond Friday pending a second trial set Aug. 5 on a first-degree murder charge.
Krueger was one of three men charged in the slaying of Patricia Ann Elliott, 19, whose body was found April 11, 2001, in the bathtub of her north Colorado Springs townhome.
The one-time University of Colorado-Colorado Springs student had been hit with a barbell and strangled, police said.
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