YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The murder trial of Paul Brown will not begin Monday as previously scheduled.
His trial was expected to begin Monday in Mahoning County Judge Maureen Sweeney’s court after four mistrials.
However, Brown’s attorney filed a motion to dismiss the case. Sweeney has scheduled a hearing for later this week.
Brown is accused of killing teenager Ashton Jackson in Youngstown in 2009.
The case made headlines in 2013 when Judge Sweeney declared a mistrial amid accusations that investigators had mishandled Brown’s cell phone. Eventually, detectives were able to show the phone had not been tampered with, and the murder charges were reinstated.