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Thursday, May 24, 2012

State wins U.S. Supreme Court appeal on murder case

Posted By on Thu, May 24, 2012 at 10:08 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court today held that double jeopardy protection didn't prevent the state from retrying Alex Blueford of Jacksonville on murder charges in killing a 20-month-old child.

This was the case in which a jury informed the court it had voted to acquitBlueford on capital murder and first-degree murder charges but couldn't reach a verdict on a manslaughter charge. A mistrial was declared. State courts had earlier held that he could be retried on all three charges. The votes for acquittal didn't constitute acquittal, the Supreme Court agreed. It said the jurors could have gone back after reporting to the trial court and reopened consideration of the more serious charges.

Here's some background on the case.

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