August retrial set in Ohio twin killing case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man will be retried this summer on charges he killed his identical twin during a robbery at their mother's house.

A judge in Columbus declared a mistrial in the case of Derris Lewis last week when one juror had a death in the family after deliberations had begun. The woman said she couldn't continue, and defense attorneys opted against continuing with an 11-member jury.

An Aug. 10 retrial date was set on Monday.

Nineteen-year-old Lewis has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder in the fatal shooting of his brother Dennis in January 2008.

Prosecutors say fingerprints and a bloody palm print link Derris Lewis to the crime. But defense witnesses testified he was somewhere else at the time.

Information from: The Columbus Dispatch

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