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Mistrial in case arising from Md. officer’s death

UPPER MARLBORO — A mistrial has been declared in a case stemming from the death of a Prince George’s County police officer in a car crash.

The state’s attorney’s office says the mistrial was declared after a juror emailed the judge to say she couldn’t judge another person based on her religious beliefs.

Prosecutors say the juror didn’t mention anything about religious beliefs during the jury selection process.

Kevon Neal was on trial for motor vehicle manslaughter in the August 2012 death of Officer Adrian Morris.

Police say Neal was the driver of a car that was being pursued by Morris after an attempted vehicle break-in at a gas station in Laurel. Morris lost control of his car during the chase and was thrown from the vehicle. He died from severe head trauma.

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