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Mistrial Declared In Miami Cop's Killing

March 20, 2013  | 

Jurors generally agreed: The conduct of a key homicide detective "was shady" during the investigation into the 1988 slaying of Miami Police Officer Victor Estefan.

Eight jurors wanted to acquit Dennis Escobar of the 1988 killing of the popular Miami patrolman. But four, bothered by key facts of Escobar's role in the slaying—some detailed in testimony from his own wife—couldn't agree to a not-guilty verdict.

And so the jury, after about two full days of deliberation, hit an impasse. A judge Tuesday declared a mistrial. And Escobar, more than two decades after first landing on Death Row for the Estefan murder, will face yet another trial in a long-running and often-frustrating legal saga.

Read the full Miami Herald story.

Tags: Cop Killers, Miami PD, Detectives, Miranda Law, Officer Court Testimony


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Bob@Az. @ 3/20/2013 6:44 PM

Over 20 years this pos has been living on taxpayers money, after being found guilty by a jury. Florida "justice" sucks. You kill a cop, you should never see the inside of a courtroom. It's long past time to do away with unending appeals for shitbags like this. Blues, stay safe.

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