Fort Collins Arson Trial Declared a Mistrial
The judge in the Fort Collins arson trial has declared a mistrial. Benjamin Gilmore faced seven felony counts including arson and attempted murder for the October 2011 blaze that started in a building under construction in Fort Collins and spread to a condominium structure. The damage was estimated at $10 million.
Jurors had been deliberating the case against Benjamin Gilmore for several days. Monday, the jury foreman told a judge that jurors were split. The judge responded by telling them to keep working.
A new trial on the charges against Gilmore is scheduled to begin February 4th.