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Bills Top $11,000 in Justin Green Murder Trial

A mistrial was declared in Justin Green's murder trial last month.
Bills continue to roll in after a mistrial was declared last month in the case of a former Petrolia man accused of killing his roommate.

Jurors informed the court they couldn't reach a consensus on whether Justin Green is guilty of murder or he acted in self defense when he killed 28-year-old Jose Ramirez.

So far, Clay County officials say the trial has cost them $11-thousand and they say more bills are expected.

District Attorney Paige Williams says she plans to try the case again.

So, it's likely the next trial will cost the county the same amount if not more.

Defense attorneys made a motion for a mistrial after jurors said there was no way they could make a unanimous decision.

Though the state objected, Judge Roger Towery overruled that objection, saying jurors had already deliberated for a considerable amount of time and he declared a mistrial.

No word yet on when Williams expects to try the case again.

Justin's mother, Terri Green, was recently re-indicted on two counts of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

She was originally indicted on just one count, but that was dismissed when she was re-indicted.

Authorities allege she destroyed blood evidence in the home where Ramirez was killed, failed to notify police of Ramirez's death, and withheld information about where Ramirez was buried.
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