Mistrial declared in Savannah gang murder case
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge has declared a mistrial for five alleged Savannah Bloods gang members charged in the 2013 slaying of a woman and the death of a fellow gang member two years later.
The Savannah Morning News reports Chatham County Superior Court Judge Louisa Abbott took the action Friday because of an alleged threat against a juror. Abbott said the case would have to start over on Monday with a new trial.
The ruling means that defendants, Kevin Smith, Roderick Parrish, Jordan Campbell and Shacqeal Sanders, all 26, and 27-year-old Henry Speaks will return for jury selection on Monday. Smith, Parish and Campbell are accused in the shooting of 21-year-old Rebecca Foley. Sanders and Speaks face charges in the death of 33-year-old James Pastures.
All five have pleaded not guilty.
Information from: Savannah Morning News, http://www.savannahnow.com