The judge in the Elias Wanatee murder trial has declared a hung jury.
After 11 hours of deliberation, the members of the jury informed the judge they could not reach a unanimous verdict.
The jurors told the judge that they wouldn't be able to reach a unanimous decision in the trial even if they were given more time. Forty-seven-year-old Wanatee was charged with 1st Degree Murder in the February 17 stabbing death of 50-year-old Vernon Mace.Other than not guilty, the lowest charge that the jury could have convicted Wanatee of was assault.
The highest would have been first-degree murder.
The new trial date for Wanatee is scheduled for February 28.
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