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A Judge Declared A Mistrial In The Jason Scott Murder Trial

4:08 PM, Feb 25, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A judge declared that the Jason Scott murder case is a mistrial, authorities said. 

According to the Office of the State's Attorney, a detective was on stand and declared that Scott was allegedly involved in multiple home invasions but only one home invasion was admissible per the Honorable Michael Whalen's earlier ruling. 

Judge Whalen said the declaration would prejudice the jury and scheduled for a re-trial. The new jury will be chosen on Oct. 15, the State's Attorney Communications Director John Erzen said. The start date of the new trial will begin on Oct. 21. 

Jason Scott is charged with killing Delores Dewitt, a nurse, and her 20-year-old daughter, Ebony. The women's bodies were found inside a burning car in Largo in March 2009.

Scott, a former UPS worker, was already sentenced in January 2012 to 100 years in prison for dozens of armed home invasions and burglaries in Maryland. At that sentencing hearing, a federal judge told him he'd be remembered "as one of the foulest, most hated people" in the county.



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