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Mistrial Declared for 4 Charged in Reserve Officer's Slaying

A mistrial has been declared for four people charged with killing a Waynesboro reserve police officer.

Media outlets report that U.S. District Judge Glen E. Conrad declared a mistrial for Travis Bell and siblings Daniel Lamont Mathis, Shantai Monique Shelton and Mersadies Lachelle Shelton on Tuesday.

Defense attorneys sought a mistrial following authorities' discovery that one of the defendants had obtained a list of the jury pool. The list contains names, addresses and other personal information. Authorities didn't identify the defendant.

The defendants are charged with kidnapping, murder, racketeering and robbery.

A decision hasn't been made on whether to continue the trial for two other defendants.

The charges stem from the slaying of 45-year-old Kevin Quick. Quick's body was found in 2014 in woods northwest of Richmond.


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