AJ Armstrong: 3rd capital murder trial to begin on Monday July 31, after several delays

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Monday, July 31, 2023
AJ Armstrong expected to stand for 3rd capital murder trial on Monday
AJ Armstrong is expected to stand trial for the third time after being accused of killing his parents in their southwest Houston home in 2016.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- On Monday, July 31, AJ Armstrong, who is accused of killing his parents, Dawn and Antonio Armstrong Sr., will appear in court for a third time.

This start date comes after the initial trial date of June 5 was pushed back due to an 'ongoing issue,' according to a judge.

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It is expected for Armstrong's defense attorneys to say prosecutors need to look elsewhere for a defendant and for prosecutors to say no one else could have committed the crime.

The crime at the center of the case occurred in July 2016.

Dawn and Antonio Sr. were found shot to death inside their southwest Houston home.

At the time, the couple's two children were home, one of those kids being Armstrong, who was just 16 years old. He was charged with capital murder just hours later.

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Armstrong was tried twice in court, but both cases ended with a hung jury.

In a span of three weeks, a third jury was selected after extensive and in-depth questioning. That jury is expected in the court room starting on Monday.

No cameras will be allowed during the trial, which could last up to three weeks.

See more of ABC13's seven-year coverage on A.J. Armstrong's murder trial.

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