COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – A mistrial was declared Friday after a Franklin County jury was unable to determine whether or not a former Columbus police vice officer ought to be discovered responsible of homicide.
Decide David Younger dismissed the jury about an hour after it reported that it was deadlocked. Younger had first ordered them to proceed deliberations, however the impasse was not damaged.
The 12-person jury started deliberations Wednesday.
In the course of the seven-day trial, Mitchell took the stand in his protection, testifying that he had feared for his life when he shot and killed Donna Castleberry, 23, in August 2018.
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The prosecution argued Mitchell used extreme, unreasonable drive towards Castleberry, whereas the protection argued Castleberry introduced a risk that warranted Mitchell’s use of drive.
If discovered responsible, he may face anyplace from three years to life in jail.
Mitchell stays beneath federal custody pending an unrelated case by which he’s accused of forcing girls to have intercourse with him to keep away from arrest. The federal case towards Mitchell in addition to the vice unit’s dealing with of the arrest of an adult performer in July 2018 performed a job in the abolition of the Columbus vice unit in March 2019.
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