- Associated Press - Friday, December 2, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Prosecutors will meet Friday to discuss whether to retry a former Tucson fire captain after his murder trial resulted in a hung jury.

Attorneys will likely decide whether to re-file charges against David Watson, a longtime firefighter who was accused of killing his ex-wife, her mother and her mother’s friend in separate cold case deaths.

A jury announced on Nov. 22 that it couldn’t reach a verdict after a months-long trial.

Watson was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder. He pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors said he killed Linda Watson in 2000 during a bitter custody battle and that he fatally shot killing his former mother-in-law and her friend over grandparent visitation rights in 2003.

The defense said there was no evidence tying Watson to the killings.

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