Jurors Are Split in the Fort Collins Arson Case
The jury of the infamous Fort Collins arson case told the judge Monday its members are split and have not reached a verdict on their fourth day of deliberation. Ben Gilmore faces seven felony counts including arson and attempted murder. The October 2011 blaze started in a building under construction in Fort Collins and spread to a condominium structure. The damage was estimated at $10 million.
According to the Fort Collins Coloradoan:
The judge instructed jurors to return Tuesday morning to continue deliberations. Jurors began deliberating last Tuesday afternoon. They took Friday off because of a scheduling conflict and returned at 8:30 a.m. Monday.
Ben Gilmore was interviewed by one of our fellow employees, Kevin Mussman, before he was arrested because he was one of the protesters for the Occupy Fort Collins Movement. At the time Kevin had no idea Mr. Gilmore would become a suspect in a major crime.