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Mistrial declared in Miss. murder trial

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A judge has declared a mistrial in the murder trial of Austin Ryan Woodcock after a Harrison County jury decided it was deadlocked.

The Sun Herald reports the 24-year-old Woodcock is 1 of 2 men charged in the fatal shooting of Christopher Braun in Gulfport on July 4, 2006.

Assistant District Attorney George Huffman said a jury, picked Monday, deliberated nearly five hours Thursday before deciding it could not agree on a verdict.

Circuit Judge Roger Clark dismissed the jury and sent Woodcock home on bond to await a new trial date.

Huffman said the state will try the case again in the near future.

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