A mistrial was declared today in the Jason Rose trial, after prosecutors attempted to introduce the testimony of a surprise witness.
Defense attorney Ron Evans asked for the mistrial, saying that at this late date - five days into Rose's trial for arson and murder - there wasn't enough time to review and prepare for the unexpected evidence.
Judge Jack Murphy declared the mistrial, and set a new trial date for April 30.
Rose is accused of murder and arson in the October 2005 Boardwalk Fire that killed three people.
More details as they develop.