Mistrial in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Mistrial

a trial that ends through an error in the proceedings

Examples of Mistrial in a sentence

Bill Cosby’s rape hearing ended in a mistrial since the jurors were deadlocked and couldn’t come to a decision.  🔊

The judge declared a mistrial, ruling that the entire proceeding invalid after a juror admitted to knowing the defendant.  🔊

Even though they knew that they could try the killer again, the mistrial was a disappointment to the district attorney and his staff.  🔊

A mistrial was ruled when the judge felt that a problem with a witness would make it impossible for a fair decision to be reached.  🔊

Unfair comments whispered in the jury’s presence led to a mistrial and the start of a new hearing.  🔊

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