A retrial for twin brothers accused in the fatal burning of a pit bull in Baltimore in 2009 has been postponed.
A mistrial was declared in February after jurors deliberated for two and a half days but failed to reach a unanimous decision. State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein announced days later that prosecutors would try the teens again. The retrial was set to begin Wednesday, but one of the defense attorneys is busy with another trial. It’s now set to begin July 26.
Tremayne and Travers Johnson, who were 17 at the time, are charged with animal cruelty and mutilation of an animal. Police say the twins set the dog on fire. A police officer put out the flames, but the dog had to be euthanized later at an animal shelter.