- Associated Press - Friday, February 20, 2015

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A hung jury has forced a judge to declare a mistrial in the case of a Connecticut woman accused of ramming her boyfriend to death with her car.

The Connecticut Post reports (https://bit.ly/1ztB4Ab ) that the Bridgeport Superior Court jury told Judge Maria Kahn on Friday that it was hopelessly deadlocked on whether 23-year-old Cherelle Baldwin was guilty or not guilty of murder. Prosecutors are expected to retry the case.

Baldwin says she was acting in self-defense when she ran down 24-year-old Jeffrey Brown with her car and crushed him to death against a cinder-block garage wall in Bridgeport in May 2013. She says Brown had choked her with a belt before she hit him with her car.

Friday was the fifth day of deliberations.


Information from: Connecticut Post, https://www.connpost.com

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