OSKALOOSA, Kan. (AP) _ A judge in northeastern Kansas has declared a mistrial in an attempted murder case because jurors saw improper evidence.
Jefferson County District Judge Gary Nafziger ordered the mistrial Wednesday in the attempted murder trial of 62-year-old John Hayworth Jr. of Valley Falls. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Hayworth is charged in the December shooting of 58-year-old William Schoonover, also of Valley Falls.
The trial, which opened Monday, was declared a mistrial after jurors watched a DVD containing footage that should have been redacted. Jefferson County Attorney Jason Belveal says a redacted copy had been made, but the jury was inadvertently shown the incorrect version.
The judge set a Jan. 24 court date to reschedule the trial.
Information from: Lawrence Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com
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