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Continued: Bickering jury deadlocks in St. Paul prostitution family’s case

  • Article by: CHAO XIONG , Star Tribune
  • Last update: July 18, 2013 - 8:52 PM

“The jury system is as good as any system,” he said. “You have to be philosophical and say, ‘That’s very frustrating that one person can bollix the whole thing.’ How can you do it better? It’s an inherent risk” with juries.

A pretrial hearing for the next trial was set for Sept. 6.

Washington’s trial is part of a sprawling case involving his brother, the brother’s ex-girlfriend and the brothers’ two uncles. The family is accused of trafficking several vulnerable young women and girls.

The two uncles pleaded guilty to driving women to meet men who paid for sex. The other cases remain open.

 

Chao Xiong • 612-270-4708

Twitter: @ChaoStrib

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