Judge Declares Mistrial In Clemens Perjury Case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judge declared a mistrial on Thursday in the perjury trial of baseball pitching great Roger Clemens because the lead prosecutor gave jurors information that had been barred from the courtroom.

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  • Judge declares mistrial in Clemens perjury case
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  • Judge declares mistrial in Clemens perjury case
    The American judge in former baseball star Roger Clemens’ perjury trial has declared a mistrial after ruling that prosecutors violated his orders regarding the handling of evidence. US District Judge Reggie Walton said he made the decision because ...
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  • Judge declares mistrial in Clemens perjury case
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The judge declared a mistrial Thursday in baseball star Roger Clemens' perjury trial after prosecutors showed jurors evidence the judge had ruled out of bounds. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said the prosecutors had made a grave ...
    07/14/2011 - 6:05 am | View Link
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