Meck County judge declares mistrial after several jurors test positive for COVID

CHARLOTTE — A local court case recently ended in a mistrial after several jurors tested positive for COVID-19.

The mistrial came after a juror tested positive on Friday and then two others tested positive for the virus a few days later.

Attorney Chuck Monnett said he had been waiting almost five years to go to trial for a woman who was badly hurt in a car accident.

The pandemic had already slowed down the process and now the mistrial has pushed it back even further.

“Justice delayed is justice denied,” Monnett said.

>> In the video at the top of this page, Channel 9′s veteran reporter Mark Becker digs into the major backlog on the justice system because of the pandemic.

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