Called it: Mistrial in the Selwyn Days case

March has officially become mistrial month in the Westchester County courthouse.

This afternoon, a judge declared a mistrial in the Selwyn Days double homicide trial after the jury declared an impasse  for the third time. Jurors were deadlocked 9-3 for acquittal.

The decision comes six days after another judge declared a mistrial in the manslaughter case of former Eastchester police officer James Pileggi.

With both cases going for a retrial, covering the courts beat is going to feel like being a scene from Groundhog Day.

Rebecca Baker

Rebecca Baker joined The Journal News in March 2004. She covers Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe, and was previously the state and county courts reporter in Westchester County. In prior jobs, she covered the Town of Greenburgh and Rockland County government and politics. Before coming to The Journal News, she was a municipal reporter for newspapers in New Haven, Conn. and Warren, Ohio.