Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Baby death case mistrial

Jury deadlocked apparently at 11-1 for acquittal of the defendant.

Unknown at this time whether the State will proceed with another trial in the future.

Hung jury derails baby death trial
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

The baby death trial of Indiana resident Johnnie Ray Byrkett was derailed Tuesday after jurors sent a note indicating they were hopelessly deadlocked 11-1 in favor of acquittal.

State District Judge Melisa Skinner declared a mistrial after about 10 hours of deliberations over two days.

Prosecutors said they will re-evaluate the case to determine if they will press forward with another trial.

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