- Associated Press - Friday, November 25, 2016

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A man accused of killing a Grand Junction woman nearly a decade ago is on trial for a second time.

Lawyers were presenting opening statements in Lester Jones’ case on Friday.

He’s charged with killing Paige Birgfeld, a single mother who led a double life as a paid escort.

Investigators say he was a client and one of the last people to call Birgfeld before she vanished in 2007. Her remains were not found until 2012.

Jones’ lawyers say there is no physical evidence connecting their client to the killing and said one of the other men ruled out by investigators could have killed her.

The jury in Jones’ first trial this summer could not reach a unanimous verdict


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