John Dolan, Jose Larin-Garcia’s defense attorney, says there are two reasons why it was declared a mistrial: suspicious social media posts and an overall lack of evidence.
After seven days of deliberation in the trial of Jose Vladimir Larin-Garcia, accused of killing four people in Palm Springs, the jury said they were “hopelessly deadlocked” and the judge declared a mistrial.
Detective Steve Grissom of the Palm Springs Police Department testified during the hearing that the friend went to Larin-Garcia’s mother’s home to retrieve fresh clothing for the suspect and his identification from a wallet.
Opening arguments are expected Nov. 8 in the trial of a Cathedral City man facing a possible death sentence for allegedly fatally shooting four people in Palm Springs more than two years ago, a District Attorney’s Office spokesperson said Friday. Jose Larin-Garcia, 22, is charged with four counts of murder stemming from the February 2019 shootings in which the victims, ages 17 to 25, were found dead at two separate locations.
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