- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A jury couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict in the case of a former public address announcer at Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium accused of bilking thousands of dollars from an elderly woman.

A judge declared a mistrial Thursday for 50-year-old Patrick Combs. After deliberating for more than two days, jurors had voted 11-1 to acquit Combs of theft, abuse of a vulnerable adult and other charges.

Prosecutors accused Combs of writing over $100,000 in checks on the woman’s account for personal expenses, charging more than $2,200 on her credit card and attempting to transfer $1.75 million from her account.

Combs testified the woman and her husband, who have both died, wanted him to inherit their money.

Combs will go to trial in June for a separate theft case involving an elderly woman.

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