Mistrial Declared in 2nd Haskell Rape Trial
Associated Press - August 4, 2016 5:54 am
A mistrial has been declared in the trial of a former Haskell Indian Nations University student accused of rape.
The Lawrence Journal-World that a Douglas County jury couldn’t reach a verdict in the case. District Court Judge Paula Martin on Wednesday declared a mistrial, the second such result in the reported rape of a Haskell Indian Nations University student.
A 21-year-old man was accused with another man of raping a 19-year-old freshman in a university dorm last November. Both men were expelled from Haskell.
The other suspect’s trial also ended without a unanimous verdict.
A hearing is scheduled for Sept. 1 to determine how prosecutors will proceed in the latest case.