Mistrial Declared in David Temple Case


The judge in the David Temple trial has declared a mistrial in the sentencing of the former Alief Hastings football coach who was found guilty of killing his wife Belinda after the jury couldn't reach a decision.

On Friday morning, officials said that two jurors refused to deliberate on the sentencing.

Closing arguments in the sentencing phase were heard Wednesday.

The jury deliberated all day Thursday and several hours on Friday.

Temple faced sentencing according to the law that was in place when the crime was committed, a legal expert says.

That meant a range of punishment that could have included probation.

Eight men and four women convicted Temple Tuesday after eight hours and five minutes of deliberations.

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