Mistrial for man accused of killing South Philly grocer on Christmas Eve 2016

November 6, 2018

By Staff

Marie Buck, 81, was a beloved figure in South Philadelphia, a community matriarch who for four decades ran her corner store at Sixth and Titan Streets as if it was an extension of her rowhouse several doors away.

On Tuesday, after nearly two weeks of testimony and nearly four days of deliberation, a city jury said it could not decide whether her shooting death inside the store on Christmas Eve 2016 — a murder that stunned the city — had been committed by an alleged drug-dealer in a botched plot to shoot her grandson over a seedy underworld feud.

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