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Mistrial declared in fatal Orange shooting

Posted August 6, 2010 9:55 a.m. EDT

— A judge declared a mistrial Thursday after an Orange County jury deadlocked in the trial of a man charged with shooting and killing his stepfather.

Jurors split 8-4 in favor of convicting William Stroud of voluntary manslaughter in the death of Marshall Brown during an altercation in which Brown attacked Stroud with a baseball bat.

It was unclear whether prosecutors will attempt to retry Stroud in the case.