- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - The trial for a former Florence businessman suspected of murdering a Fowler man has been declared a mistrial.

After about 11 hours of deliberation, the jury told Otero County Chief Judge Mark MacDonnell they didn’t think they could come to a consensus on Monday.

Anthony Wright told the jury Thursday that he and victim Byron Griffy had a relationship that mostly involved business.

The Canon City Daily Record reports (https://tinyurl.com/q4rart6 ) Wright was arrested in 2013 and charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in Griffy’s death.

Griffy was found shot to death in his Fowler home in 2012.

Authorities say Wright knew Griffy through the funeral home business.

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Information from: Canon City Daily Record, https://www.canoncitydailyrecord.com/

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