A Los Angeles jury failed to reach a verdict Friday in the trial of Leonard Hall Jr., accused of fatally shooting a 5-year-old boy dressed as Spider-Man on Halloween.
The judge declared a mistrial after the jury announced it was deadlocked following a little more than two days of deliberations.
Aaron Shannon Jr. was showing off his Spider-Man costume to relatives in the backyard of his great-grandmother’s South L.A. home on Oct. 31, 2010, when two men opened fire from an alley.
At least one of the rounds struck Aaron in the back of the head. His uncle was hit in the leg and his grandfather on the wrist. The boy died at a hospital the next day.