Archive for Saturday, December 15, 2007

Judge declares mistrial for ex-Harvard student

December 15, 2007


A judge declared a mistrial Friday in the case of a former Harvard graduate student accused of stabbing a teenager to death during a fight.

After 10 days of deliberations, the jury was unable to reach a verdict on the manslaughter charges against Alexander Pring-Wilson, 29, who was being tried for a second time.

Pring-Wilson said he acted in self-defense after he was attacked by 18-year-old Michael Colono and his cousin, Samuel Rodriguez, outside a Cambridge pizza parlor as he walked home from a bar April 12, 2003.

Pring-Wilson will remain free on bail. Prosecutors said they will put him on trial a third time.


compmd 10 years, 6 months ago

As a matter of fact, I believe that this defines what it is to have justice in our justice system. Its just too bad that the prosecutors aren't convincing enough to convict, or that the defense attorneys aren't convincing enough to make twelve people believe that the prosecutor is full of crap.

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