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Jurors: West Philly murder suspect serving as his own lawyer came close to acquittal

September 26, 2018

By Staff

A single holdout juror prevented the acquittal this month of a West Philadelphia man who represented himself in a retrial after serving 12 years for a murder he says he didn’t commit, according to three of the panel members.

Because the juror — the foreman — was unconvinced, the judge declared a mistrial on the fourth day of deliberations Sept. 13, and Hassan Bennett remains jailed awaiting another retrial.

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