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Prosecutors will have to decide whether they want to renew the effort to convict two inmates in the riot at Delaware’s largest prison that killed one correctional officer.
The News Journal of Wilmington reports jurors returned no guilty verdicts Monday for four inmates charged with murder and riot during the uprising at Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna in June 2017.
Twenty-six-year-old Abednego Baynes and 28-year-old Kevin Berry were acquitted of all charges after about five days of deliberation.
The jury could not reach unanimous verdicts on a riot and assault charge against 29-year-old John Bramble. Jurors also didn’t reach a unanimous decision on murder charges and a riot charge against 26-year-old Obadiah Miller. The two were acquitted of all other charges.
Prosecutors must decide whether to retry Bramble and Miller. Deputy Attorney General John Downs declined comment as he exited the courthouse after the verdict.