Another mistrial declared in SW Oregon murder case

A northwest Ohio judge has rejected a request to declare a mistrial in the case against a man accused of killing his former wife in 1981.

A judge has declared another mistrial in a southwestern Oregon murder case.

The News-Review reports that officials plan to meet Monday to set a date for a third trial for William Aguayo of Myrtle Creek.

A Douglas County Circuit Court judge on Thursday declared the mistrial due to inappropriate contact with a juror in the first-degree murder case.

In February 2016, a judge in Roseburg declared a mistrial after one juror refused to join 11 others in convicting Aguayo.

He's charged with the 2013 killing of 57-year-old William Burton in what police say was a robbery and burglary of medical marijuana in Burton's home.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off