[Ppnews] Mistrial declared in RNC Molotov case
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Mon Feb 2 18:34:59 EST 2009
Mistrial declared in RNC Molotov case
By JAMES WALSH, Star Tribune
February 2, 2009
A mistrial was declared today when jurors could
not reach a verdict in the trial of Republican
National Convention protester David McKay.
Jurors told U.S. District Court Judge Michael
Davis they were "hopelessly deadlocked." McKay
will stand trial again March 16.
McKay, a 22-year-old from Austin, Texas, was
accused of making Molotov cocktails to be thrown
during the convention in St. Paul last September.
Another Austin man, 23-year-old Bradley Crowder,
pleaded guilty in early January to the same charge.
McKay testified last week that he was enticed
into making the incendiary devices by Brandon
Darby, who was working undercover as an FBI
informant. Darby, testifying for the prosecution,
said he tried to talk McKay out of using them.
Davis said he will release McKay on a $25,000
bond and allow him to return to Texas while
awaiting his second trial. He has been in jail since his arrest in September.
James Walsh 612-673-7428
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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