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Judge To Set New Trial Date After Court Equipment Fails

Posted May 3, 2005

— A judge will have to set a new trial date for a Weldon man charged with murder.

On Monday, the judge declared a mistrial in the case of Christopher Clanton, who prosecutors say killed a storeowner during a robbery in 2002.

The court reporter's equipment failed to pick up opening statements in the trial.

The state is seeking the death penalty.

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