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McKinney's 2nd retrial ends in hung jury

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(WMC-TV) - The retrial for Timothy McKinney ended in another hung jury. It is being declared a mistrial.

This is the second time McKinney's retrial has ended this way. It had the same outcome in April 2012.

"A mistrial is not a good remedy for anybody," said Criminal Court Judge Lee Coffee.

McKinney is accused of shooting and killing Officer Don Williams outside a comedy club in the early morning hours of December 26, 1997.

McKinney's first jury deadlocked before a second jury found him guilty two years later. That verdict was overturned on an appeal.

According to McKinney's defense attorney, Gerald Skahan, it will be tried a fourth time.

"I wouldn't be surprised if we're out here talking about fifth trial at that point," said Skahan.

"Just want him to come on to the house, time served, it's over with but we just gonna keep praying," said McKinney's brother, Jason Tyus.

"If we get six more hung juries, we're gonna come back, we're gonna come back, that's all I can say about that," said Officer Williams' friend, Vince Higgins.

Higgins says there is no way to bring his friend and former colleague back, but a verdict would finally bring some closure.

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