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Baldwin jury deliberates capital murder case

BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) - A mistrial has been declared in the
capital murder trial of a 24-year-old man charged in the slaying of
a Spanish Fort businessman.

Jurors were unable to reach a verdict Friday and the mistrial
was declared after two days of deliberations.

Leslie Eric Buzbee was accused of killing and robbing 71-year-old Arthur "Bobby" Wilson at his gas station on Aug. 11, 2007.

Baldwin County Circuit Court officials announced that the case
is scheduled for a second trial in August.

Chief Assistant District Attorney Michael Pylant said Buzbee was
fueled by crack cocaine, anger and the need for money. He said
Buzbee struck Wilson repeatedly and took cash from the service
station.

Wilson died four months later.

Defense attorney John Beck said prosecutors did not prove Buzbee committed the crime.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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