- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis judge has declared a mistrial after one juror refused to cast a vote in the case of a man’s 2012 shooting death.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1zA57Ze ) reports a jury forewoman wrote several notes to the judge over the juror refusing to participate in deliberations.

She says the juror at first pretended to not speak English when he actually does. He then said it was against his religion to sit in judgment of someone else.

The judge said he couldn’t accept a verdict with a partial vote in the trial of Dontrell Sanders, who’s accused in Tracy Jones’ death.

Sanders’ attorney says the five days in court allowed them to see the prosecution’s case.

The St. Louis circuit attorney’s office says it’s preparing for the next trial.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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