Starkville murder trial involving teenager ends in mistrial

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – The trial of a Starkville teenager accused of murder ended in a mistrial.

Aviante JordanAfter seven hours of deliberation Thursday, jurors in the trial of Aviante Jordan were hopelessly deadlocked and could not reach a unanimous decision.

The judge declared a mistrial early Thursday evening.

Jordan was 16 when he was arrested and charged with murder in 2019.

The shooting happened that November at Brookville Garden apartments.

23-year-old Laterrence Dewon McCarter was found dead at the scene.

It will be up to the District Attorney’s office to decide whether to retry the case.

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