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Mistrial declared in Roanoke Rapids murder case

Posted October 24, 2012 1:44 p.m. EDT

— 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.