WATERLOO, Iowa -- A jury was unable to reach a verdict in the Stanley Liggins trial.
On Monday, September 24, a jury in Black Hawk County Court said they were unable to make a unanimous decision in the case.
Judge Marlita Greve said the case would have to be tried again.
Liggins was accused of first-degree murder in the 1990 murder of nine-year-old Jennifer Lewis. The child’s body was found near a Davenport elementary school, in a garbage bag that had been set on fire.
Liggins was convicted of the crime twice; first in a 1993 trial in Scott County and a 1995 in Dubuque County. Both convictions were overturned.
Testimony for Liggins' third trial began on August 30. It continued for weeks, until the jury began deliberations on Wednesday, September 19.