Jury Selected: Attempted Murder Case

Greeley, Colo. (AP) A jury has been chosen in the case of a former University of Northern Colorado backup punter accused of trying to kill the starter.

A 12-member jury and two alternates were chosen Tuesday to decide a case of what police allege was a bid to take over the starting job.

Mitch Cozad of Wheatland, Wyoming is charged with attempted first-degree murder and second-degree assault in an attack last September on Rafael Mendoza. The offenses are punishable by up to
48 years in prison.

The trial is expected to last up to two weeks.

The jury of seven men and seven women includes a farmer, a program manager, an accountant, a library technician and a retired teacher.


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