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Hung jury in case of man charged in killing of ex-girlfriend

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Posted at 2:45 PM, Nov 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-14 17:03:47-05

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A jury decided it could not reach a verdict in the case of an Arizona man charged in the 1997 shooting and killing of his ex-girlfriend.

The jury in the case of Cecilio Cruz deadlocked Friday after 10 hours of deliberation.

The jurors were released and Arizona has 60 days to retry the case.

The 40-year-old Cruz was charged in the killing of Marisol Gonzalez, who was shot in the head in 1997 when the two were 17-years-old.

Cruz faces charges for second-degree murder in the death of Gonzalez, and manslaughter in the death of her baby, Andrew, who she was scheduled to deliver the next day.