After days of deliberations, a jury failed to reach a decision in the murder case of a South Jersey father accused of killing his 3-year-old son.
Judge John Kelley declared a mistrial on Wednesday, a day after the jury told him they still couldn't agree on a verdict.
Once the judge declared the mistrial, he dismissed the jury.
David (DJ) Creato has maintained his son, Brendan, wandered away from his Haddon Township home in 2015. The boy's pajama-clad body was found hours later about one mile away.
Prosecutors have maintained Creato killed his son because he feared his then 17-year-old girlfriend was going to leave him. Creato's then-girlfriend, who's now 19, was never charged, and they've broken up.
Creato's lawyer argued that prosecutors failed to show he was guilty, saying the evidence suggested a stranger was responsible.
Creato remains held on $750,000 bail. Kelley scheduled a conference hearing for July 5. At that time, Creato could learn if he will be retried. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office says it plans to retry the case.