“We look forward,” said Schiavone III after the five-minute hearing. “We expect the evidence will be much the same as we have already seen.”
Prosecutors say Ritchie did not check on his son for 15 hours after learning he had been burned severely by Anna Ritchie.
“We owe it to that boy (Austin) to retry this case,” Warren County Prosecutors David Fornshell said. “Under the circumstance of the allegations, it warrants another jury the chance to come to a decision.”
After four days of testimony and seven hours of deliberation, the jury of six women and six men, told the judge they were hopelessly hung and could not reach a decision.
After talking with the jurors, Schiavone III said the split of the jury was six to acquit and six to convict.