Judge declares mistrial on ballpark murder case

    A mistrial has been declared in the murder trial for the three men accused of beating to death a fourth man outside a Phillies game in 2009.

    Defense attorneys were angling for a mistrial after a witness for the prosecution yesterday identified Francis Kirchner and Charles Bowers as the attackers that left 22-year-old David Sale dead. The defense said the prosecution had not revealed the witness would identify the pair.

    Common Pleas Court Judge Shelley Robins New granted the mistrial today, the Inquirer reports. Also charged in the attack was James Groves.

     

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