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A Florida judge declared a mistrial on Monday after three jurors refused to convict Dayonte Resiles based on his race.

Resiles allegedly broke into the Davie, Florida home of Jill Halliburton Su, 59, to commit a burglary back in September 2014.

When he found Su inside her home, he tied her up, stabbed her to death and left her body in a bathtub.

His DNA was found on a knife and inside the home.

Two years after his arrest, Resiles escaped from a Broward County courtroom. He was caught six days later.

Resiles finally went to trial just before Thanksgiving. After six days of deliberations, three jurors refused to sign off on a verdict.

The jury forewoman told the judge she disagreed with the three jurors.

"The whole time I'm staring at the judge and at the clerk, and we're locking eyes, and I'm looking at each one of them,” said the jury forewoman. "They're just waiting for my verdict of either 'yes, I agree' or 'no,' and I just couldn't, and that's why I said no."

The forewoman later said she received threats from other jurors. She said three of the jurors refused to convict Resiles of at least second-degree murder because they didn't want to send "a young Black man" to prison for the rest of his life or sentence him to death.

"You guys keep saying 'a young Black man,' but I don’t see race," said the forewoman. "I just see a human being, and you know, one particular person said to me, 'Hey, if you were outside this courtroom, you would have gotten smacked out in the street for this.'"

"The society that we're in right now, it needs to change, and just not look at color of skin. I feel like we need to look at each other as human beings, as who we are," she said.

The judge declared a mistrial and announced Resiles will go on trial again -- with 12 new jurors -- in January 2022.

He faces life in prison or the death penalty if convicted.

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A jury has returned guilty verdicts for three men charged with fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia last year.

Father and son Greg and Travis McMichael and neighbor Roddie Bryan were found guilty on all counts including malice murder and felony murder on Wednesday.

The McMichaels pursued Arbery in their pickup truck after they spotted him leaving a home that was under construction in their Satilla Shores subdivision on Feb. 23, 2020.

Travis McMichael claims he shot Arbery in self-defense after Arbery grabbed for his shotgun. Bryan joined the pursuit and recorded the video of Travis McMichael shooting Arbery.

The murder would have gone unnoticed, but someone leaked the video online and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation took over the case from local police.

The three men were arrested and charged following the public uproar.

The guilty verdicts come a week after 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was cleared on all charges in his murder case in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Rittenhouse faced life in prison if convicted of murdering two Antifa activists and wounding a third man during the Jacob Blake riots last summer.

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Kyle Rittenhouse was cleared of all charges in a Kenosha, Wisconsin courthouse on Friday.

The jury deliberated four days before delivering the not guilty verdicts.

Rittenhouse, 18, broke down in tears before leaving the courtroom a free man.

Twitter reacted with outrage and relief after the not guilty verdicts were read in open court.

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MSNBC political commentator Joy Reid tweeted: "In the Rittenhouse case, the 13th juror was the judge."

One Twitter user wrote: "No justice, again. #JacobBlake was shot 7 times by a police officer and they let that officer off... Rittenhouse is guilty no matter what the verdict."

Another person tweeted: "White Priviledge is reaI."

And a third user wrote: "Would Kyle Rittenhouse have been found not guilty if he was black?"
 

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A Kenosha, Wisconsin jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on 5 counts in his murder trial on Friday. The verdicts were announced after the jury deliberated for four days.

Rittenhouse collapsed on the floor in tears after the verdicts were read. The emotional teenager faced life in prison if found guilty of killing two Antifa protester and wounding another during unrest in Kenosha last summer.

Judge Bruce Schroder thanked the jury, telling them they were "wonderful".

"I couldn't have asked for a better jury to work with," he said.

18-year-old Rittenhouse was released to walk out of the courtroom a free man.
 

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The jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial surprised everyone by asking to rewatch the drone video footage that the prosecution allegedly withheld from the defense.

According to Fox News, the request by the jury was not "unexpected" for a complicated case.

Late Tuesday, the jury retired for the night after failing to reach a verdict. Two jurors allegedly withheld their verdicts out of fear of public "backlash".

Rittenhouse's legal team filed a motion for a mistrial late Tuesday after they learned the prosecution had a high-definition video of Rittenhouse shooting the first victim.

The defense argued that the high-def video was not given to them until Friday or Saturday.

On Wednesday morning, the jury halted deliberations again to request they be allowed to rewatch the drone footage of the August 25, 2020 shooting of Antifa protester Joseph Rosenbaum.
 

 
The prosecution explained to Judge Bruce Schroeder why the copy of drone footage was "compressed" which caused the video to be blurred.

Assistant District Attorney James Kraus claimed he sent the high-definition video footage to one of Rittenhouse's attorneys. He claims the video was "compressed" by the lawyer's Android phone.

Evidence is usually emailed between attorneys via Dropbox.

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In a surprise move late Tuesday, the legal team for Kyle Rittenhouse filed a motion for a mistrial after accusing prosecutors of withholding crucial evidence.

By law the prosecution is obligated to share all evidence with the defense and vice versa.

However, prosecutors for the state of Wisconsin allegedly held back high-definition drone footage of Rittenhouse shooting the first victim, Antifa protester Joseph Rosenbaum.

Prosecutors provided the defense with a blurred copy of the shooting.

The footage was filmed with a $40,000 Chinese-made DJI drone operated by federal agents on the night of the Jacob Blake protests in Kenosha in August 2020.

The footage shows Rittenhouse, then 17, being pursued through a parking lot by Rosenbaum. In the video, Rittenhouse spun around and shot Rosenbaum with his AR-15 assault rifle from a distance of less than 3 feet.

The jurors could barely make out the scene in the blurred video copy shown in court.

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In his closing argument on Friday, lead prosecutor Thomas Binger claimed Rittenhouse shot Rosenbaum "multiple times" in the back as he lay on the ground dying.

An autopsy determined Rosenbaum was shot in the hand, groin and back.

The state's case for first-degree reckless homicide is based on the autopsy findings.

But the prosecutor's high-definition copy of the drone video shows Rittenhouse fired only once at Rosenbaum from the front -- not the back -- and not while he was on the ground.

Late Tuesday, Rittenhouse's legal team asked Judge Bruce Schroeder to declare a mistrial with prejudice, meaning the state can't refile charges against Rittenhouse.

Judge Schroeder said he would consider the motion.

See comparisons of the blurred video provided to the defense team and the high-definition copy withheld by the prosecution below.
 

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The word out of Kenosha, Wisconsin is the jury deliberating Kyle Rittenhouse's fate want to acquit him of murder. But two jurors are afraid to vote to acquit.

According to political activist Jack Posobiec, the two jurors are concerned that Black Lives Matter and the news media will publicly identify them and publicize their personal information, such as home addresses, if they vote for acquittal. This intimidation tactic is known as "doxing."

The jurors were filmed walking into the courthouse one day last week.

The U.S. Marshal is reportedly offering protection to the jurors and their families.

Deliberations are done for the night and will resume tomorrow morning.

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"Inexcusable", "Jury intimidation", were some of the reactions of gun experts and others after Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger pointed an AR-15 rifle at the jury during the Kyle Rittenhouse trial on Monday.

Rittenhouse, 18, faces multiple charges for shooting three Antifa protestors, killing 2 of them, during a night of unrest that erupted in Kenosha, WI after a police officer shot and wounded Jacob Blake.

Gun experts accused Binger of violating the 5 basic rules of gun safety by pointing a gun at the jury with his finger on the trigger.

Binger claims someone checked the rifle to make sure it was unloaded, but Binger never checked the rifle himself before pointing it at the jury.

The first rule of gun safety is the gun is always loaded.

The jury will begin deliberating Rittenhouse's guilt or innocence today, Nov. 16. Observers are concerned that the prosecutor's actions during closing arguments on Monday will negatively influence the jury.

Many believe Binger was attempting to intimidate the jury since the trial didn't go his way. Others accused the lead prosecutor of intentionally pulling a stunt to get a mistrial.

Rittenhouse, who lives part-time with his father in Kenosha, drove just over the border from his mother's home in Antioch, Illinois the night of the protests in August 2020.

He was 17 at the time of the shootings and armed with a borrowed AR-15 assault rifle. He said he went there to help protect a car dealership from rioters.

The Judge threw out a weapons possession charge against Rittenhouse, since Wisconsin law permits youths under 18 to carry long guns for hunting purposes.

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The judge presiding over the Ahmaud Arbery murder case denied a request by defense attorneys to remove Rev. Jesse Jackson from the courtroom.

Rev. Jackson sat next to Arbery's mother in the courtroom on Monday.

Three white men are on trial in Brunswick, Ga. for pursuing and killing Arbery, who is Black, last summer.

All three defense attorneys requested a mistrial due to Jackson's presence in the courtroom.

The defense attorneys objected to prominent "Black pastors" sitting with the Arbery family in the courtroom because their presence may "influence" the jury.

However, Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley declined the requests.

"The court is not going to single out any particular individual or group of individuals as not being allowed to be in this courtroom as a member of the public," Walmsley said, according to NBC News. "If there is a disruption, you're more than welcome to call that to my attention."

Last week, attorney Kevin Gough objected to Rev. Al Sharpton sitting with the family.

"I have nothing personal against Mr. Sharpton," said Gough, "We don't want any more black pastors in here."

Gough later apologized for his statements.
 

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The prosecutor in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial claims the teenager lost his right to self-defense because he carried a gun.

State prosecutor Thomas Binger told the jury:

"You lose the right to self-defense when you're the one who brought the gun... When you're the one creating the danger. When you're the one provoking other people."

Rittenhouse is on trial for killing two armed Antifa activists who charged at him during the Jacob Blake protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August 2020.

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Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time, carried a borrowed AR-15 rifle while protecting a car dealership during the riots.

Judge Bruce Schroeder allowed the jury to consider lesser charges during closing arguments on Monday. However, he dismissed the charge that the teen was unlawfully carrying a weapon.

Wisconsin law states that anyone under 18 who carries a dangerous weapon is guilty of a misdemeanor.

Rittenhouse faces 5 additional charges, including intentional homicide and recklessly endangering safety.

Closing arguments are still underway at this hour.

Watch the closing arguments live below.