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Mistrial called in Karen Read boyfriend murder trial after jury deadlocks

A Massachusetts judge declared a mistrial Monday in Karen Read's murder trial after a jury deadlocked with no decision despite more than 26 hours of deliberation.

The mistrial put a dramatic pause on a case that for months captured outsize national attention. Moments after Judge Beverly J. Cannone called a mistrial, Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey's office announced it intends to retry Read, 44, who is accused of killing her boyfriend, Boston police officer John O'Keefe, in 2022.

The mistrial came after the jurors sent notes to Cannone telling her they were hopelessly deadlocked, first Friday and again Monday morning. After the latter, the judge delivered Tuey-Rodriguez instructions - sometimes referred to as "dynamite" instructions intended to blast apart deadlocked juries in Massachusetts.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2024/07/01/karen-read-mistrial-murder-trial-boston-police/

 

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