Judge To Set New Trial Date After Court Equipment Fails
Posted May 3, 2005 5:17 a.m. EDT
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, N.C. — 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.