Mistrial declared in Anthony Nicodemo trial

    A mistrial was declared today in the murder trial of Anthony Nicodemo due to issues involving a juror.



    A status listing to determine a new trial date is scheduled for July, according to a Phialdelphia Police Department spokesperson.

    There is also a gag order in the case that remains in effect.

    Nicodemo has been in custody since his 50-year-old neighbor Gino DiPietro was gunned down outside his home in December 2012, the Associated Press reports.

    According to the AP, defense attorney Brian McMonagle said his client had nothing to do with the killing. He said DiPietro was the victim of a botched carjacking.

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