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Anyone knowledgeable about criminal law hanging around on GT?

So, there's this big murder trial we've been covering at work. You can read about it here. Yesterday, after about three weeks of proceedings, it was declared a mistrial by the judge. The case originally went to court earlier this year, and it was declared a mistrial, then, too. In other words, when the case starts back up again in a few weeks, it will be the third time it's gone to court. Is there a maximum number of times a case can be declared a mistrial, or can it go on indefinitely? What can either side do to, I guess, change their fortune? Both trials ended in a hung jury despite there being a change of venue in between.

I don't know much about court procedure, and this case is just so weird. I've been hearing about it pretty much every day for the past three weeks, but I feel like some of the details are still fuzzy to me because they're just really confusing. For example, a strongly contested piece of evidence in this case has been a ... sandwich that may or may not have been dropped by ... someone who shot the victim? Like I said, the details are confusing.


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