EVERETT – Victor David will have to be tried again next month because a Snohomish County jury couldn’t decide today whether to convict him on the alleged assault of his wife.
At about 3 p.m. today the hung jury declared it couldn’t convict or acquit David of second-degree assault. Judge Thomas Wynne set a new trial to start Dec. 11.
The jury, however, did find David guilty of being an alien in possession of a firearm. He could face up to a year in jail for that charge.
Jurors, who sat through the monthlong trial, told the judge on Wednesday that they couldn’t reach a decision. Judge Wynne sent them back into deliberations this morning, but by noon they still couldn’t decide.
Wynne acknowledged it could be tough to find a new jury by December, and to find a jury that hasn’t heard the details about the case. No decision has been made on whether to try the case outside Snohomish County the second time around.
“We have to cross that bridge later,” Wynne said.
After the jury was dismissed, David didn’t react, but as he walked out of the courtroom he muttered to himself about appearing on a PBS news show.
“I want to talk to Frontline TV,” he said. “I want to talk to Frontline TV. I want to talk to Frontline TV.”
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