Missing jurors delay trial

A lack of jurors in Bolivar County has resulted in a mistrial in a capital murder case. Bolivar County officials say more than 50 jurors did not show up for duty, as they are legally required to do, so a mistrial was declared in a capital murder case from Coahoma County. Five men, who are all from Coahoma County, were supposed to tried for the murder of 32-year-old Quenton Deon McKay of Tunica. His body was found by a farmer on an isolated road near Duncan in January 2012. Investigators say he had been shot multiple times at close range and had duct tape around his hands, implying that his murder was done execution-style. The trial, which could result in the death penalty or life in prison without parole, will now take place at a later date that has not yet been scheduled. Also at issue is whether the jurors who didn’t show up will face consequences.

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