Court in recess during Day 3 of the Josh Hastings Trial. (Photo: Marlisa Goldsmith, THV 11)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A judge declared a mistrial Sunday in the manslaughter case of a former Little Rock police officer. One of the jurors spoke about the deliberations.
Former LRPD officer Josh Hastings is charged in the shooting death of 15-year-old Bobby Moore III while investigating car break-ins.
The mistrial was declared after the jury couldn't reach a verdict. One of the jurors, she asked we not use her name, says "It was blatantly evident that he [Hastings] was guilty."
She says that there were ten for a guilty verdict, but two jurors held out. She says the two couldn't "get past the badge." The juror went on to say, "Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, however, those women could not get past the badge."
Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen scheduled a new trial for Sept. 19 with a pretrial hearing set for Aug. 27. Three weeks have been set aside for the new trial.