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2nd mistrial declared for man charged with capital murder

December 7, 2018

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A second mistrial has been declared in a Mississippi man’s capital murder case.

News outlets report a Madison County judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the case of 27-year-old Joshua Archie. He’s charged in the 2012 shooting death of 68-year-old Bobby Adams during a more than $2,000 robbery at a Party City in Ridgeland.

Adams was a manager at the store and Archie, a former employee.

Defense attorney Tom Fortner says the jury was split 6-6. In Archie’s trial last year, 10 jurors voted guilty.

Archie’s uncle, David Archie, says his family is asking that prosecutors drop the charges.

Undra Ward pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit armed robbery in 2014. He was working at the store when the slaying happened, and testified against Archie on Thursday.

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