Juror Causes Mistrial In Murder Trial

Alexander Weiss, 26, was charged with second-degree murder for fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy last year. His trial ended last month after a jury was unable to reach a verdict after about 12 hours of deliberation.

In a short hearing Thursday morning, June 6, Chief Deputy Olmsted County Attorney Eric Woodford told Judge Joseph Chase the state intends to retry Weiss.

Weiss, who was present at the hearing with his attorney James McGeeney, said nothing during the proceeding.

The earliest court schedules would allow for the trial would be Sept. 30 into the first week of October or the second week of October, Chase said.

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