- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A judge has declared a mistrial because of a deadlocked jury in the case of a Central California teen accused of opening fire at his high school, wounding a classmate.

Bryan Oliver was charged with two counts of attempted murder in the January 2013 shooting of a classmate and the targeting of another at Taft Union High School in Kern County. The 18-year-old pleaded not guilty

The Bakersfield Californian reports (https://bit.ly/1BUdbUT ) jurors took six votes Tuesday trying to reach verdicts on the charges.

A retrial has been scheduled for Jan. 26

Oliver’s attorney, Deputy Public Defender Paul Cadman, told jurors during his opening statement that Oliver had been bullied and snapped.

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Information from: The Bakersfield Californian, https://www.bakersfield.com


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