April 9, 1987 |
A mistrial was declared today after jurors announced they were deadlocked 11 to 1 in favor of convicting a reputed gang member in the South Los Angeles killings of five teen-age party-goers and the wounding of five others. Superior Court Judge Ronald E. Cappai declared the mistrial after jurors had deliberated for more than two weeks in the trial of Keith (Ase Kapone) Fudge. The district attorney's office is expected to retry Fudge, 20, at a later date.
October 5, 1987 |
The judge in the McMartin Pre-School molestation case said today that he may have to declare a mistrial in the case of Raymond Buckey because of a prosecution witness' perjury. "Lying under oath goes to the heart of the believability of a witness," Superior Court Judge William Pounders said of an admission by a jail-house informant that he lied in another case. "If he has taken an oath before and lied, it would go to the heart of the matter here."
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February 3, 1988
The misdemeanor conflict-of-interest trial of Downey Councilman James S. Santangelo ended in a mistrial Tuesday after the jury deadlocked 11-1 in favor of conviction. Downey Municipal Judge Robert G. Drees declared a mistrial after foreman William Melvin of Long Beach said the jury was deadlocked after deliberating for 1 1/2 days. Santangelo, 53, was charged with having a conflict of interest when he voted in July, 1984, to expand the city's redevelopment district.
June 29, 1990 |
A federal judge declared a mistrial in the money-laundering trial of Richard T. Silberman today after the jury convicted the businessman on one count but could not agree on five others. Silberman, 61, a former top aide to ex-Gov. Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr., is accused of laundering $300,000 in two deals with an undercover FBI agent posing as an associate of Colombian drug traffickers. Silberman was convicted Thursday on one count of violating reporting laws. But U.S. District Judge J.
April 8, 1986 |
A federal judge today declared a mistrial in the 12-week racketeering trial of reputed mobster Anthony Spilotro and eight other defendants and set a new trial date of June 16. The announcement came 24 hours after jurors told U.S. District Judge Lloyd George they could not reach a unanimous verdict. Spilotro, 47, who could have faced up to 85 years in prison if convicted, hugged and kissed his teen-age son outside the courtroom.
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October 11, 1991 |
Billy Ray Waldon's motion to declare a mistrial in his capital murder case was denied Thursday, but the judge granted Waldon's wish to keep a man he has called his "best juror" on the jury. Earlier this week, the court heard testimony from a plasterer who said he had met one of the jurors in a bar in Tijuana. According to the plasterer, the juror implied that, although he thought Waldon was innocent, he would go along with the rest of the jury if it voted to convict.