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Murder Trial Ends in Mistrial

After a month-long trial and five (5) days of jury deliberations in Camden County Superior Court, the Court yesterday declared a mistrial based upon the jury’s failure to reach a unanimous verdict.  Timothy Farrow’s client faces up to a Life Imprisonment, and a retrial has now been scheduled for April 17, 2017.  “A Not Guilty Verdict in a Murder trial is never an easy decision for a jury to make, so I am pleased that at least some of the jurors were convinced enough to hold their ground.  This is the second Hung Jury/Mistrial and my client has been in jail for nearly five (5) years, so a Motion to Dismiss will be filed prior to a third retrial.”

State Offers Time-Served to Avoid Retrial of Murder

Timothy Farrow’s client was scheduled to start a second trial today on his charge of Murder in Camden County Superior Court.  The first trial ended last June in a Mistrial, based upon the jury’s failure to reach an unanimous verdict.  Based upon the mistrial and arguments and proof issues raised by Farrow in the first trial, the State greatly reduced its plea offer.  Although the Murder charge carried up to Life Imprisonment, Farrow’s client accepted an offer of four years in State Prison, and based upon his credit for time-served, he is scheduled to be released next month on his sentencing date.