Baltimore dog burning trial postponed again
The new trial date is Feb. 1 – nearly a year after the first trial ended with a hung jury.
Shortly before jury selection was to begin today, the trial was rescheduled because some key witnesses were unavailable this week, the Baltimore Sun reported
Prosecutor Jennifer Rallo requested the delay, saying a key witness in the state’s case has had a family emergency and will be unavailable for two weeks, possibly longer.
The twin brothers, after making bail on the animal cruelty charges, were arrested in connection with other crimes and are both in custody.
In the first trial, 11 jurors voted to convict the Johnsons, but one declined to do so.
Phoenix, as she was named after the incident, died days after she was doused with accelerant and set on fire on a Baltimore street.
Posted by jwoestendiek November 21st, 2011 under Muttsblog.
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