The declaration of a mistrial for withholding evidence means little since a new trial may be scheduled next year. The problem is that the government purposely withheld evidence with no consequences. It must be nice to do whatever you please with repercussions.
Navarro methodically laid out her reasoning for about an hour, citing legal standards and case law, before delivering her ruling.
She said the evidence that was withheld could have been favorable to the accused and could have affected the outcome of the case.
Navarro stopped short of dismissing charges against the four men. It is unclear whether the case will be retried because Navarro did not rule whether the mistrial was with or without prejudice.
Source: The NC Renegade