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Hung Jury: Not Double Jeopardy

This week, we saw the end of the month-long trial of Dwayne Moore, who was accused of killing four people and shooting a fifth person in Mattapan during 2010.  The Judge declared a mistrial, because jurors spent a steadfast week in disagreement with no hope of breaking the deadlock.  Afterward, prosecutors promised to retry the alleged shooter – which prompted my friend to ask why “double jeopardy” doesn’t apply.   Continue reading

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