By Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey judge has declared a mistrial after a jury failed to reach a verdict in the trial of two brothers accused of murdering a third man over a game of dice.

The judge in Somerville declared the mistrial on Monday following a three-week trial of Antwan and Zaire Cromedy.

Prosecutors say Antwan began arguing with Eric Andrews Jr. inside a Somerset barbershop in December 2013. Andrews, known as Little Eric or E-9, had been acting as the “bank” in the game.

Prosecutors say Antwan told Zaire to “pop” Andrews after the victim’s father tried to intervene.

Lawyers for the brothers have told jurors the prosecution is based mainly on inconsistent testimonies from witnesses.

Somerset County prosecutors have until the end of the week to request a new trial.

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