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Retrial in Antonio Armstrong Jr. capital murder case set for October

Armstrong told police a masked intruder killed his parents but they didn't buy his story. He was charged with capital murder and ordered to stand trial as an adult.

HOUSTON — Antonio Armstrong Jr., the Houston teenager accused of murdering his parents, will be back in court on Oct. 4 as his retrial gets underway, his attorney said Tuesday.

Armstrong, 19, is accused of killing his parents inside their southwest Houston home in 2016. 

In April, a mistrial was declared in the capital murder trial.

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Former NFL and Texas A&M linebacker Antonio Armstrong Sr. and Dawn Armstrong were shot to death inside their home near Bellaire. 

Armstrong told police a masked intruder killed his parents but they didn't buy his story. He was charged with capital murder and ordered to stand trial as an adult.

Because of his age at the time of the crime, a conviction would mean automatic life in prison with a minimum of 40 years before he would be eligible for parole.

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