Trial In Deaths Of Mother, Daughter Delayed After Mistrial

The trial of a Camdenton man accused of killing a central Missouri mother and daughter was delayed after a mistrial was declared during jury selection.

Steven Ray Ensley, 59, was scheduled to go on trial Monday in the deaths of Danielle M. Smith, 27, and her mother, Teresa A. Jackson, 61. Their bodies were found inside a burning trailer on Sept. 3, 2016.

Endsley and the victims were neighbors. Investigators said Ensley had an ongoing dispute with Smith over her sexual orientation.

A 94-member jury pool had been sworn in and jury selection was beginning Monday when the mistrial was declared.

KYTV reported it was the ninth time Endsley's trial had been delayed. A July 6 court hearing is scheduled to set a new trial date.

Endsley is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and one count of second-degree arson.