Mistrial in Clemens’ Perjury Trial

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens, right, with his attorneys Rusty Hardin, left, and Michael Attanasio, arrives at federal court in Washington, Thursday, July 14, 2011, for Clemens' perjury trial. (Alex Brandon, AP)

Judge Declares Mistrial in Clemens Trial: ESPN.com reports that the judge presiding over Roger Clemens’ perjury trial declared a mistrial over evidence revealed to the jury that he believed would prejudice the jury against the former baseball star. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton scolded prosecutors for twice violating his orders not to reveal certain evidence to the jury and said it could put the whole case at risk. He took a recess Thursday morning to consider how to rule on a motion for a mistrial from Clemens’ attorney Rusty Hardin before ultimately granting it.

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