Mistrial declared in Russell Tillis' aggravated assault trial

According to the judge, a mistrial was declared on a violation of discovery. In short, there was a document that the defense requested from prosecution and they did not receive it until Tuesday night, instead of in discovery.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The judge declared a mistrial in Russell Tillis' aggravated assault case on Wednesday.

According to the judge, a mistrial was declared on a violation of discovery. In short, there was a document that the defense requested from prosecution and they did not receive it until Tuesday night, instead of in discovery.

Tillis' defense attorney released a statement: 

"Mr. Tillis and I are both frustrated with the recent developments concerning items of discovery that were requested more than 16 months ago. We look forward to reviewing these documents, attempting to determine why they were not disclosed to the defense sooner and whether there are any additional materials that have been withheld."

The State Attorney's Office released a statement:

“We respect the Court’s decision and will be prepared to retry Mr. Tillis when the Court schedules jury selection.”

 

 

 

 

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