Mistrial in murder case of Finley Fultz | TheUnion.com

Mistrial in murder case of Finley Fultz

A Nevada County Superior Court judge called a mistrial Tuesday in the murder case of Finley Fultz, court authorities said.

Fultz, 28, is accused in the July 2014 death of Isaac Zafft, 27. Prosecutors claim Fultz, Nathan Philbrook and Daniel Devencenzi tried to rob a Penn Valley marijuana grow, which led to the fatal shooting.

Philbrook, 34, and Devencenzi, 33, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and testified against Fultz during his trial.

“I strongly disagree with the Court’s ruling both factually and legally,” District Attorney Cliff Newell said in an email. “My office will continue to pursue justice in this case. Ultimately, we look forward to holding all parties involved in the murder of Isaac Zafft accountable and bring some closure to the Zafft family.”

Prosecutors intend to re-try Fultz. Attorneys are scheduled to pick a new trial date Oct. 19.

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