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Nov 7, 2013 12:26 AM

Mistrial Declared in Case of Murdered Aransas Pass Teen

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.


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