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Judge Declares Mistrial in David Marmolejo Case

POSTED: Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 5:49pm

UPDATED: Monday, October 18, 2010 - 5:56am

EL PASO - Judge Gonzalo Garcia has declared a mistrial in the David Marmolejo murder trial.  After three days of deliberations, a local jury could not come to a decision.

Around 4:30 p.m. the jurors told the court they were deadlocked.

About fifteen minutes later, Judge Garcia brought the jurors back to the courtroom and asked if they needed more time to deliberate.

The foreman said a unanimous decision would not be made.  That's when Judge Garcia relieved the jurors of their duties.  The gag order for all still involved with the case remains.

David Marmolejo is accused of strangling his mother to death and dumping her body in the Santa Teresa desert last July.

A hearing is scheduled next week to determine the retrial date.

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He may have had motive but it does'nt mean he did it. Grudges against his mom? His sexual incounters with his step sister? makes him guilty in other ways but not murder cell phone tower pin points? Just how accurate are they really?

Find the real murderer and lock up and try his step sister.

I think the mis trial was the wise choice. There is now a possibility that he is innocent however, he may know who is the killer. It will be tough to have a re trial with already tainted evidence.

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