A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday for a man accused of fatally shooting another man at a Lincoln party last year.
A hung jury of five men and seven women deliberated for more than two days before telling the judge they could not agree on a verdict in the case of Michael Arellano. The 22-year-old faced charges of second-degree murder, felony assault and two weapons counts in the death of 38-year-old Shane Newman in June 2013.
Arellano said during his trial that he shot Newman to defend a friend who was allegedly being injured by Newman. Deputy County Attorney Pat Condon says prosecutors plan to retry the case in September.
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