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Mistrial granted in Quitman 10 case


Brooks County prosecutors are deciding whether to retry one of the so-called Quitman 10 after a mistrial in her voter fraud case.

Judge Ronnie Lane granted the mistrial motion made by Lula Smart's defense on Friday.

Defense Attorney Chevene King claims Judge Lane jeopardized Smart's right to a fair trial after he began debating with King on the Illegal Possession Of A Ballot statue in front of the jury.

Judge Lane initially denied the mistrial motion but later approved it.

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