For the second time, a Suffolk Superior Court jury could not decide whether two men were responsible for the killing of Cedirick Steele, an innocent victim of a street gang wars in the South End.
A jury been deliberating since last week today informed Suffolk Superior Court Judge Thomas Connolly they were hopelessly deadlocked, and Connolly declared a mistrial.
Jurors had been asked to decide whether Antwan Carter and Daniel Pinckney Jr. jointly participated in the March 17, 2007, killing of Steele, an 18-year-old Boston man and college student shot on Highland Avenue in the South End.
But Latoya Thomas Dickson, who implicated both men before a grand jury and during the first trial, recanted her testimony during the second trial.
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