ESPN.com has reported that U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton has declared a mistrial in the trial of Roger Clemens due to the prosecutor’s improper use of evidence.
“There are rules that we play by and those rules are designed to make sure both sides receive a fair trial,” Walton told the jury, saying such ground rules are critically important when a person’s liberty is at stake.
He said that because prosecutors broke his rules, “the ability with Mr. Clemens with this jury to get a fair trial with this jury would be very difficult if not impossible.”
A hearing has been set for September 2 to determine whether a new trial will be held. Click here for ESPN’s article and analysis by Lester Munson.