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Mistrial declared in murder trial of former Gophers player

November 23, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The trial for a former University of Minnesota basketball player accused of murder in Baltimore has ended in a hung jury.

The Star Tribune reports that a mistrial was declared in the case of Daquein McNeil, who played for the Gophers for one season. A second trial is scheduled for February.

McNeil is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 59-year-old Charles Brewer in June of 2017. McNeil’s family has called it a case of mistaken identity.

McNeil was Minnesota coach Richard Pitino’s first recruit and averaged about 10 minutes per game for the 2014 NIT championship team.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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