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Lawyers Calling for Mistrial

MurderSTILLMEDFORD, Ore.– Prosecutors continued to call witnesses in a case, Wednesday, against a man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death.

It was day two for the trial against Jose Valencia-Gaona. Police said he stabbed his former girlfriend, 38 year old Maria Rodriguez.

Now a judge is considering a request for a mistrial. Lawyers said the jury received a piece of paper with witnesses’ personal information prior to the start of the trial. They claim it should be considered a mistrial because of fear jury members had discussions about the case before it began.

If granted, Gaona-Valencia will continue to be held without bail until another trial date is finalized.