Thursday, April 16, 2015

VA: Rite Aid Shooting Prosecution Ends

Both men acted with poor judgment, in my opinion.  Here is a previous article.

Prosecutors will not seek a third trial of Bernell Benn, whose two previous trials for a 2012 fatal shooting in a Norfolk drug store ended in hung juries.

Charges against Benn have been dropped, said Amanda Howie, spokeswoman for Commonwealth’s Attorney Greg Underwood.

“While both juries indicated the majority of jurors wanted to convict, a unanimous decision is what’s required,” Howie said in a statement. “Respect for their service and careful consideration of several other factors led this Office to conclude a third trial would likely not produce a different outcome. We certainly still believe in our work on this case and understand this decision is difficult for the victim’s family.”
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