Mistrial in Trinidad Murder Case
wtop.com | Apr 13, 2011
A D.C. Superior Court judge has granted a mistrial for a suspect charged in the 2008 murder of 13-year-old Alonzo Robinson in the Trinidad neighborhood.
Antonio McAllister, 20, faced 26 charges including first-degree murder while armed and assault with intent to kill while armed following a series of shootings in July of 2008 that claimed the life of Robinson and wounded several others.
The 12-person jury remained deadlocked on McAllister’s fate after acquitting three other suspects and convicting one in the roughly month-long joint conspiracy trial. The hung jury caused Judge Thomas Motley Wednesday to grant a motion for a mistrial by McAllister’s attorney, Frances D’Antuono.