Date for Tillis retrial to be set next week

This comes after a mistrial came in his aggravated battery and assault on a law enforcement officer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A date for a new trial for "House of Horrors" suspect Russell Tillis on aggravated assault and battery on a law enforcement officer charges will be set next Tuesday.

At a hearing on Thursday, Judge Mark Borello and attorneys in the case went over evidence issues that led to a mistrial last week.

On July 19, a judge declared a mistrial in the case after Tillis' defense team wasn't provided with records they requested from prosecution until July 18, violating the discovery process.

Tillis was on trial for charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence, criminal mischief, and loitering.

While in jail, Tillis was also charged with the murder of 31-year-old Joni Gunter. Police believe they found her dismembered body on his Southside property. He will have a separate trial for that case.

The hearing is set for August 1.

 

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