Judge Declares Mistrial in Ballpark Murder

Retrial hearing set for tomorrow

A friend of the victim surprised the courtroom yesterday when he identified one of the assailants as the man that delivered the fatal blow to David Sale in July of 2009. The testimony violated procedural conduct and the A.D.A. would have had to take the stand and refute his own witness for the trial to continue. Thus, a judge declared a mistrial and scheduled a hearing to determine when a retrial would begin for Wednesday. [Inquirer]