Jury deadlocked, mistrial declared in Critterman trial - WSFA.com: News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL.

Jury deadlocked, judge declares mistrial in first Critterman capital murder trial

Posted: Updated:
  • More newsMore>>

  • After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

    After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:03 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:03:48 GMT
    One year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others, turning a day of athletic triumph into one of tragedy, the Boston Marathon returns to the streets Monday.More >>
    One year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, runners started filtering in Monday morning as the sun rose over the...More >>
  • High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

    High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:47 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:47:14 GMT
    Thirty years ago, big media companies failed to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings.More >>
    Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their...More >>
  • 10 things to know for Monday

    10 things to know for Monday

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-04-21 10:24:54 GMT
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:More >>
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

A Montgomery County judge has declared a mistrial in the first murder trial related to the January 2011 stabbing death of Ralph "Critter Man" McNeil after the jury said it could not reach a decision.

Officials say the judge declared a mistrial due to a hung jury for three capital murder charges against Kindall Riley who was 19-years-old at his time of arrest.

McNeil was found stabbed to death on the ground 35 feet from his Toyota Tacoma that had been set on fire around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday January 18, 2011 on Pilgrim Street.

Kindall Riley and his cousin Jeremy Riley were accused of carrying out a murder-for-hire against McNeil. Each was charged with three counts of capital murder related to the arson and robbery also connected to McNeil's death.

Also arrested in connection with McNeil's death were former physician David Nash, the mother of one of McNeil's children, Serenna English. Nash and English were believed to be engaged at the time, and English was in the middle of a custody battle with McNeil at the time of his murder.

Kindall Riley is also considered a suspect in the November 2010 stabbing death of Antonio Glanton at Club Envy on the East South Boulevard.

Riley will be remain in jail until the case can be re-tried.

Copyright 2013 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow