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Judge Declares Mistrial in Iqbal Memon Trial

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MADISON COUNTY, AL (WZDX) - A Madison County Circuit Court judge declared a mistrial Thursday afternoon in the hindering prosecution trial of Iqbal Memon.

Memon, the father of Discovery Middle School shooter Hammad Memon, was accused of helping his son try to flee the country prior to his murder trial in 2012.

Hammad Memon eventually pleaded guilty to killing 14-year-old Todd Brown in a hallway at Discovery Middle School in 2010 and received a 30-year prison sentence.

Jurors came back Thursday afternoon and said they could not reach a verdict, but the judge told them to go back and deliberate.

Around 4:00 afternoon, the jurors said they still could not come to a conclusion, so the judge declared a mistrial. Memon is charged with hindering prosecution after trying to help his son, Hammad, leave the country.

His wife, Safia, plead guilty to hindering prosecution. The judge says a new trial is expected in August or September.

 

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