Sam Lincoln: Back on Trial for Attempted Murder

A jury is seated in the second attempted murder trial of Sam Lincoln after more than 240 people failed to show up for jury duty.

A jury made up of nine women and five men entered the courtroom this afternoon to hear the opening arguments.

The prosecution began by recounting the day in question, December 1, 2005. They say Lincoln led two Mesa County Sheriff's deputies on a high speed chase, fired shots at their patrol car and then escaped.

The defense says there's no doubt Lincoln broke the law, but argued he shouldn't be convicted of attempted murder because no one was injured and only three shots hit the car.

Lincoln is already serving a 20 year sentence after another conviction on robbery and menacing charges, and could be facing up to 80 years in prison after his December conviction.

His trial will start back up tomorrow.


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