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Hood's motion for mistrial denied

Court finds no basis for new trial; sentencing pushed to Feb. 22

DAVENPORT—Brandy J. Hood, a Reardan woman who was found guilty by a jury on four counts of fourth-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault and one count of harassment with the threat to kill Jan. 18, won’t be receiving a new trial.

Presiding judge John F. Strohmaier denied a motion for mistrial after Hood accused Reardan police chief Andy Manke of influencing the jury and having personal relationships with jurors that may have influenced the guilty verdict. The judge’s decision was handed down at a Feb. 15 court appearance.

Documents in the defense’s motion for a new trial claimed t...


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