WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a man charged with drug conspiracy — 2 1/2 years after his previous conviction was tossed out because police used a global positioning device to track him without a warrant.
U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle declared the mistrial Monday when jurors could not reach a verdict for Antoine Jones after more than seven days of deliberations.
Jones' first trial, in 2007, ended in a mistrial. He was convicted in a second trial and sentenced to life. But a federal appeals court reversed. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the reversal last year in a decision that prompted police to seek search warrants more often to use GPS tracking devices.
A prosecutor says the government probably will retry the case.