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Mistrial declared in Mother-Daughter murder trial

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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. -

A Prince George's County judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a suspect charged with killing a Largo mother and her daughter.

42-year-old Delores DeWitt and her 20-year-old daughter, Ebony, were found dead in the trunk of a stolen car in March of 2009.

Jason Thomas Scott now faces a retrial in October. He has already been convicted on federal charges of more than 50 burglaries, nine armed home invasion robberies, child pornography production, and gun charges. He faces 100 years in prison.

The mistrial was declared after a detective testifying in the murder case mentioned multiple home invasions when the judge had cautioned the prosecution that only one home invasion and four burglaries could be mentioned, or it would be considered prejudicial to the jury.

Delores DeWitt's sister, Patricia Smith, says she plans to attend every day of the second trial, to see that justice is served. She says Scott must be held accountable for the misery he has caused her family.


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