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     May 9, 2019      #14-129 PB1 0
Five questions about the Weiss trial 
Five questions about the Weiss trialĀ 

By Emily Cutts

The case of a Rochester man charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a 17-year-old last winter ended earlier this week in a mistrial.

The eight women and four men of the jury deliberated about 12 hours in the case of Alexander Weiss before telling Judge Joseph Chase they had reached an impasse and were unable to come up with a unanimous verdict.

The trial may be over for now, but many questions still remain. Here are answers to some of those common questions.

What is a mistrial? Are they common?

A mistrial occurs when either a jury is unable to reach a verdict or if there is a serious ...

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Emily is the Post Bulletin's public safety reporter. A Minnesota native, Emily worked at two newspapers in New England before returning to the Land of 10,000 Lakes in July 2018.