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Mistrial declared in Roanoke Rapids murder case

Posted October 24, 2012

— The trial of a man charged with gunning down someone at a Roanoke Rapids gas station three years ago has ended in a mistrial, authorities said Wednesday.

Tavaras Ivey, also known as "Tater," was charged with the March 7, 2009, shooting death of Corey Graham.

Graham, 21, was shot outside the Interstate  BP gas station, 1909 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway.

Jurors deadlocked after a week of deliberations, so the judge declared a mistrial.


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  • miseem Oct 24, 2012

    Only takes one person to deadlock a jury and it can be 11-1 either way. This article does not say what the split was, and anyway, the verdicts are either guilty or not guilty. There is no verdict of innocent.

  • Toe Jam Oct 24, 2012

    Could it be that he's innocent?

  • Glock07 Oct 24, 2012

    Congratulations Halifax County.

  • Coolbreeze Oct 24, 2012

    Depends on the District Attorney"s Office in Halifax County.....If they choose to indict him again for another trial with a new jury...It just starts the whole process over again...Unless they don't choose to proceed with a new trial...Then he will be a free man.

  • Rebelyell55 Oct 24, 2012

    So did this guy get away with murder?