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Retrial in murder of Colorado mom/escort set to begin

By: The Associated Press
November 21, 2016 Updated: November 21, 2016 at 8:44 am
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photo - Paige Birgfeld.
Paige Birgfeld. 

GRAND JUNCTION — The second trial of a man accused of killing a Grand Junction woman nearly a decade ago is set to begin Monday.

The Daily Sentinel reports that jury selection in the trial of Lester Jones is scheduled to begin in Mesa County District Court.

Jones is 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 argued 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 could not reach a unanimous verdict.

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