Mistrial Declared in Itasca County Murder Case
A judge has declared a mistrial in the case against a Deer River man accused of murdering his infant son.
On Tuesday, the defense made a motion for a mistrial in the case against 38-year-old Emery Jenkins, saying that a witness for the defense was unable to testify due to a medical condition.
The trial began on January 25, and was expected to last a couple of weeks.
A pre-trial hearing is set for February 22, with a new trial date will be determined at a later date.
Jenkins is charged with two counts of First Degree Murder and one count of Second Degree Murder in the death of his 2-month-old son.
An autopsy revealed the baby died as a result of blunt-force trauma.