Jury Deadlocks In Trial Of Woman For Murder Of Texas College Athlete

AUSTIN (May 9, 2013)--A mistrial was declared in the trial of a woman charged in the 2011 stabbing death of a Huston-Tillotson University athlete in Austin after jurors deadlocked during deliberations.

The jury deadlocked 11-to-1 Wednesday in favor of conviction in the trial of Kaitlyn Ritcherson, 21, who’s charged in the death of Houston-Tillotson biology major and women's track team member Fatima Barrie.

Barrie died in December 2011 of wounds she suffered during a fight outside an Austin club.

Testimony indicated the two women didn't know each other but that Ritcherson was acquainted with a man who got into an argument in the club that carried outside.

Ritcherson has maintained her innocence.

Barrie's mother Patricia Davis says she's disappointed with the mistrial, but is confident the truth will come out.

Ritcherson maintains her innocence.


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