Deal could be near in Eduardo Capote case

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Eduardo Capote

Prosecutors and attorneys for Eduardo Capote are reportedly working to reach a plea deal after a jury was unable to reach a decision in early February.

Steamboat Springs Police Department Detective Capt. Bob DelValle said it was his understanding that lawyers would meet Friday with a judge to discuss a potential deal.

District Attorney Elizabeth Oldham said she could not talk about any possible discussions, and Capote’s attorney, Charles Feldmann, declined to comment.

Capote was charged with third-degree and second-degree assault. Jurors found him not guilty of the third-degree charge but deadlocked on the more serious charge.

His brother, David Capote, was also found not guilty of third-degree assault.

The brothers were charged after an altercation Jan. 1, 2009, in downtown Steamboat that led to the death of Richard Lopez.

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