Judge weighs options after juror causes mistrial

Posted at: 08/07/2014 5:15 PM
Updated at: 08/07/2014 5:22 PM
By: WNYT Staff

There is no word yet on possible action against the juror who caused a mistrial Wednesday in the Emmanuel Martinez murder trial.    

NewsChannel 13 contacted Judge Richard Giardino's chambers Thursday to ask. We were told the judge is reviewing his options but has made no decision yet.

Martinez is charged with murdering Jose Torrez and the attempted murder of Luis Gomez last summer.

Deliberations were underway when one juror just stopped showing up.

The d.a.'s office says a sheriff's deputy was sent to bring her to court to talk with the judge after the mistrial was declared.    

As for a new trial, a conference is set for next week to discuss a new date.