A murder trial for a man accused in the deaths of a wealthy Florida couple with nine special needs children has ended in a hung jury.
Circuit Judge Nick Geeker sent jurors home around 11 p.m. Thursday following nine hours of deliberations in the case of 29-year-old Donnie Stallworth. The trial began Monday and Stallworth is the third suspect in the July 2009 deaths of Byrd and Melanie Billings.
Thirty-seven-year-old Leonard Patrick Gonzalez Jr. was sentenced to death for shooting the couple in front of their adopted children. A co-conspirator pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for his role in the botched robbery and killings.
Stallworth did not testify and his attorneys did not present witnesses.
Information from: Pensacola News Journal, http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com