Mistrial for Texan in 2011 parking lot slaying

By: From Wire Reports, The Dallas Morning News
By: From Wire Reports, The Dallas Morning News

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) - A mistrial has been declared for a North Texas man charged in a 2011 parking lot slaying because jurors mistakenly saw evidence from another trial.

A judge in McKinney on Wednesday declared a mistrial in the capital murder trial of Daniel James Ramsour of McKinney. No new trial date was immediately set.

Andre Lang Currier of Frisco was fatally shot during an alleged drug deal. Ramsour and Raymond Anthony Washington of McKinney were later caught in Beaumont.

The Dallas Morning News reports the regular court reporter had a family emergency and a substitute was called. Jurors mistakenly were given DVDs of police interviews from Washington's trial in May. The DVDs were not introduced in Ramsour's trial.

Washington was convicted of murder and sentenced to 33 years in prison.

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