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May 31, 2012 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON -- Having failed to convict John Edwards of campaign finance violations, theU.S. Justice Departmentmust now decide whether to retry the former Democratic presidential candidate on the five charges for which the judge declared a mistrial. Edwards had been charged with six counts of campaign finance law violations. He was acquitted Thursday of one charge by a jury of eight men and four women in U.S. District Court in Greensboro, N.C. Several legal experts said a retrial seemed unlikely.
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SPORTS
July 16, 2011 | By Phil Rogers
The Roger Clemens mistrial was viewed with relief around Major League Baseball. Commissioner Bud Selig and his lieutenants weren't as worried about Clemens' standing as they were about new revelations that could have come up in sworn testimony. … The Cubs almost certainly will talk to Pat Gillick about his interest in taking on one more challenge in the off-season. He is not interested in being a general manager but would be a terrific addition if Chairman Tom Ricketts changes his mind about having an experienced baseball/pro sports guy in the chain of command.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2011 | By Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times
The trial of a middle school student who shot and killed a gay classmate during a morning computer lab ended in a mistrial Thursday when jurors said that after 17 hours of deliberations they could not agree whether to convict Brandon McInerney. Jurors deadlocked 7 to 5 in favor of voluntary manslaughter in the emotional two-month trial in which the unstable backgrounds of the two boys and the actions of school officials in the weeks leading up to the stunning 2008 shooting inside an Oxnard classroom were laid bare.
NEWS
November 3, 1987 | From United Press International
A judge today declared a mistrial in the case of James Pittman, the reputed Billionaire Boys Club enforcer charged with murdering a Beverly Hills con man who had allegedly defrauded the club out of $4 million. Pittman's first trial on charges that he murdered Ron Levin also ended in a mistrial in 1985. Superior Court Judge James Albracht declared a mistrial today in Santa Monica when jurors who had deliberated for nine days told him they were hopelessly deadlocked 8-4 for acquittal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2011 | By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
A judge abruptly declared a mistrial in the wrongful death case of a Compton teenager who was shot by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy in 2009 after the attorney for the teenager's family announced he had a videotape that allegedly contradicted sworn statements made by the deputy. The video was not played in court. But the attorney for Avery Cody Jr.'s family said it shows Deputy Sergio Reyes touching Cody's body after he shot the youth, even though Reyes said in sworn statements that he never touched Cody's body.
NATIONAL
March 8, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal judge in Tucson declared a mistrial in the case of a U.S. Border Patrol agent charged with fatally shooting an illegal immigrant from Mexico. Jurors who had been deliberating the fate of agent Nicholas Corbett since late Tuesday told the judge they were hopelessly deadlocked. Corbett was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and negligent homicide in the 2007 death of Francisco Javier Dominguez- Rivera, 22. Jurors could convict on only one charge.
NATIONAL
June 5, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A judge declared a mistrial in the case of a man who stormed into a Seattle Jewish center two years ago and shot six women, killing one, as he ranted against Israel and the Iraq war. Jurors indicated that they were hopelessly deadlocked and struggling to determine whether Naveed Haq, 32, was not guilty by reason of insanity, as he claimed. King County Superior Court Judge Paris Kallas ended their deliberations on the eighth day. The government vowed to retry him.
NEWS
October 25, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
With jurors deadlocked, a mistrial was declared today in the case of a man accused of raping comedian Sam Kinison's girlfriend in the entertainer's Hollywood Hills home. The defendant, Unway Carter, 22, testified during his trial that he and the alleged victim had sex by mutual consent June 21 after Kinison hired him as a bodyguard for the night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2008 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
An Orange County jury deadlocked Wednesday on whether an aging pedophile who admitted he molested 10 boys should be released from a state mental facility. It was the second time a jury had failed to reach a decision in the case. Sid Landau, wearing a hearing aid, showed little reaction as jurors reported that they were at an impasse after 3 1/2 days of deliberations, leaning 8 to 4 in favor of the petition by prosecutors to keep him hospitalized because he remained a danger to society.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2009 | By Richard Winton
A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the capital murder case of two alleged gang members accused in the "49th Street Massacre" of two boys and a young father in 2006. The decision came after a jury deadlocked in the case of Charles Ray Smith and Ryan Moore, which sparked community outrage and became a symbol of the long reach of gang violence in South L.A. The charges were brought against the pair after Los Angeles Police Department detectives concluded that associates of the Rollin' 30s gang fired at the victims -- who had no gang ties -- while driving around looking for members of the Eastside Trece.
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