Baltimore prosecutors will retry twin brothers accused in the fatal burning of a pit bill in 2009.
Days after a mistrial was declared in the case, State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein announced Friday that the new trial is scheduled for May 4.
Tremayne and Travers Johnson, who were 17 at the time of the incident, will be tried for animal cruelty and mutilation of an animal. Police say a pit bull, nicknamed Phoenix, was set on fire in May 2009. A police officer used her sweater to put out the flames, but the dog was later euthanized at an animal shelter in Pennsylvania.
A judge declared a mistrial on Monday after jurors deliberated two and a half days but failed to reach a unanimous decision.