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Judge declares mistrial in Clemens case

Jul 14, 2011 1:32:00 PM - thestate.com
The judge in Roger Clemens' perjury trial declared a mistrial Thursday.

U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton declared the mistrial because the prosecution presented inadmissible and prejudicial evidence to the jury.

The trial was only in its second day, having begun Wednesday with opening statements after jury selection lasted a week.

Clemens was charged with three counts of making false statements, two counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of Congress. He pleaded not guilty last August to charges he lied to Congress about his alleged use of performance enhancing drugs.

According to the New York Times, the critical moment came when prosecutors played video footage of the 2008 Congressional hearings on PED usage in baseball.

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