JUDGE DECLARES MISTRIAL IN DILLON LEE MURDER CASE
After 15 hours of deliberations, Judge Jim Roberts declared a mistrial in the case against 26-year-old Dillon Lee. Lee was accused of shooting and killing 38-year-old Alex Bedwell on Feb. 5, 2017.
The jury was unable to determine if Lee was guilty of murder, manslaughter or not guilty by reason of self-defense. Another trial will be set with a new jury.
After over eight hours of jury deliberations, there was still no verdict for 26-year-old Dillon Lee.
Lee has been on trial this week for a shooting in 2017 that resulted in the death of 38-year-old Alex Bedwell. On Dec. 13, the jury was unable to come to a conclusion and planned to continue their deliberations on Dec. 14.
The jury is not responsible for proving whether Lee shot and killed Bedwell back on Feb. 5, 2017. However, they are trying to determine the manner in which he did it; murder, manslaughter or self defense.
Lee’s ex-girlfriend was dating Bedwell at the time of his death. All parties lived at Emory States condominiums where Bedwell was killed. Medical examiners’ testimony showed Bedwell was shot four times.
One eye witness testified Bedwell and Lee were arguing outside his window when Lee pulled the gun and shot Bedwell to the ground, then stood over him and shot again. Lee took the stand and said he felt threatened by Bedwell and shot him in self defense.
The jury continued their deliberations this morning and started at 8:30 a.m.