- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A judge has declared a mistrial after jurors were unable to reach a verdict in the trial of a man charged with having killed a woman found dead in the basement of a vacant Pittsburgh house more than a decade ago.

Forty-two-year-old Michael Molina is charged in the murder of 21-year-old Melissa Snodgrass, who was last seen in September 2003. Her mummified remains were found in March 2004.

Molina was convicted of third-degree murder and sentenced to 20 to 40 years but won a new trial based on a prosecutor’s remarks. Jurors in his retrial said Wednesday that they had been unable to reach unanimous agreement.

No date has been set for a third trial. The defendant’s attorney attacked the credibility of prosecution witnesses, calling his client a “fall guy.”

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