Nov 7, 2013 12:26 AM
CORPUS CHRISTI - A mistrial has been declared in the murder trial of Lawrence Mireles.
Mireles was accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, 16-year-old Jenna Hernandez, in June of 2012. The prosecution claimed that Hernandez was killed to keep her from testifying against Josh Davis, who's a longtime friend of Mireles.
The defense claimed there is no physical evidence to tie Mireles to the crime.
Jurors started deliberating just before 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Around 6:30 p.m., jurors told Judge David Stith they were unable to reach a decision. However, he instructed them to continue discussions.
Two hours later, jurors came back in the courtroom and officially announced a hung jury.
There's no word yet on when a new trial will begin. Mireles will remain in jail on a $1 million bond.