FARMINGTON — A murder trial against a Farmington woman ended in a mistrial last week.

The trial against Elizabeth Blan, of Farmington, started on Monday and ended in a mistrial on Friday, said Kenneth Pace, Blan's attorney.

Blan will now be retried for second-degree murder charges in September, he said.

Blan was arrested in October 2011 in connection to the death of Anthony Silva, 27. Silva was fatally stabbed in the chest at a residence in Pagosa Springs, Colo.

The Archuleta County Sheriff's Office said at the time of the crime that Blan was found inside the residence where Silva was stabbed, according to news reports.

The stabbing was reported to police at 12:30 a.m. on October 28, 2011 at a residence on County Road 400, also called Four Mile Road, in Pagosa Springs. Silva was flown by helicopter to Mercy Regional Medical Center where he died.

Further information about the case and the trial were not available Monday. Court records were only available at the courthouse in Pagosa Springs, according to the clerk's office.

Pace said the Blan is living in Colorado after posting bail through a bondsman.

The Sixth Judicial District Attorneys Office, which is prosecuting the case, did not return calls for comment.


Ryan Boetel covers crime for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4644 and rboetel@daily-times.com. Follow him on Twitter @rboetel on Twitter.