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Mistrial denied in FBI murder trial in Miami

MIAMI (AP) - A Miami judge has denied a mistrial in the case of a former Boston FBI agent accused of setting up a mob hit.

Defense attorneys for John Connolly sought the mistrial Thursday after jurors discovered a misplaced file that was not introduced as evidence. The jurors said they didn't read the file and the judge allowed them to resume deliberations.

The 68-year-old Connolly faces life in prison if convicted in the 1982 killing of former Miami Jai-Alai president John Callahan. Prosecutors say Connolly tipped Boston mobsters that Callahan might implicate them in another murder.

Connolly is serving a 10-year federal prison sentence for racketeering stemming from his association with Boston's Winter Hill Gang.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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