Mistrial declared for 6 charged in reserve officer’s slaying

FILE - An undated file photo provided by the Virginia State Police shows Kevin Wayne Quick of Nelson County, Va. Quick, a captain with the Waynesboro Police Department's Police Reserve Unit, left his mother's residence in Afton on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, going to a friend's home about 20 miles away in Albemarle County but he didn't arrive. (AP Photo/Virginia State Police)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A mistrial has been declared for all six people charged with killing a Waynesboro reserve police officer.

Media outlets report that U.S. District Judge Glen E. Conrad declared a mistrial on Tuesday for Anthony Stokes, Gert Wright, Mersadies Shelton, Shantai Shelton, Daniel Mathis and Travis Bell.

Defense attorneys sought a mistrial following authorities’ discovery that one of the defendants had obtained a list of the jury pool. The list contains names, addresses and other personal information. Authorities didn’t identify the defendant.

The defendants are charged with kidnapping, murder, racketeering and robbery.

The charges stem from the slaying of 45-year-old Kevin Quick. Quick’s body was found in 2014 in woods northwest of Richmond.


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