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mistrial

1. a trial made void because of some error, such as a defect in procedure
2. (in the US) an inconclusive trial, as when a jury cannot agree on a verdict
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For, absent a bar to reprosecution, the defendant would simply play into the prosecutor's hands by moving for a mistrial. The defendant's other option - to continue the tainted proceeding - would be no option at all if, as we might expect given the prosecutor's intent, the prosecutorial error has virtually guaranteed conviction.
Members of the Black Lives Matter movement and other civil rights groups expressed outrage over the second mistrial.
A juror's illness prompted a mistrial during deliberations Thursday in Devar Hurd's case, which marks the second time in five years he's been tried on charges of harassing the singer or her relatives.
Steve Jackson, one of Reynolds' defense attorneys, said state district Judge Lisa Michalk granted a request for the mistrial because of a "juror experiencing what she said was outside influence that affected her saying 'guilty.'"
"Sa Amerika, mistrial na ho iyan (In America, that would already be a mistrial).
As to the first argument, Putman fails to show that the circuit court misused its discretion when it did not grant his motion for a mistrial. As to the second and third arguments, both are premised on Putman's contention that the court erred when it found that no juror had slept through the presentation of evidence.
Menendez survived a corruption trial last year because it was declared a mistrial, but he was ultimately admonished this year by the Senate Ethics Committee.
Due to the alleged mistrial and unfair conviction of the suspects, several netizens called to revisit the case of the seven.
Justice Perverted: The Molestation Mistrial of Richard Charles Haefner
A mistrial has been declared in the corruption case of former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and his wife, Linda, after jury fails to reach verdict.
The trial court did not err in giving a curative instruction rather than granting a mistrial.<br />Background<br />In the afternoon of May 30, 2016, John Puot arrived at an apartment complex in his taxi and picked up Appellant Makesha Johnson and James Pettis as passengers.<br />Johnson got into the taxi and sat behind the driver, and Pettis sat next to her.
28, 2017, resulted in a mistrial due to a hung jury.