Retrial for Antonio 'AJ' Armstrong Jr., accused of killing Bellaire parents as teen

A retrial has begun Monday for Antonio "AJ" Armstrong Jr., who was accused of shooting and killing his parents inside their Bellaire home in 2016.

This comes after a judge declared a mistrial in 2019 after days of a deadlocked jury.

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His parents, former NFL linebacker Antonio Armstrong Sr. and his wife Dawn, were shot in the head in July 2016.

Armstrong, who was 16 at the time, called 911 after the shooting blaming the murders on an intruder. However, investigators were unable to validate those claims, and he was then charged as an adult.

The first trial began in April 2019. The state argued the home's alarm system never showed anyone entering or leaving the morning of the murders. Armstrong and his sister were the only people home at the time.

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The defense claimed it was faulty, even attempting to shift the blame to Armstrong's older brother, Josh, who has a history of being mentally unstable.

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However, three weeks later, it ended in a mistrial as the jurors were unable to reach a unanimous decision after several days of deliberation.

Jury selection is now underway, and if convicted, Armstrong faces life in prison.