Judge declares mistrial in Virginia student’s murder case

NORFOLK, Va. — A Virginia judge has declared a mistrial in the murder case against a man accused of killing his adopted daughter and disposing of her body. Wesley Hadsell is accused of killing 18-year-old A.J. Hadsell in 2015, while she was home from college on spring break. Defense lawyer James Ellenson said the mistrial was called after a disagreement involving what evidence the jury would be allowed to hear. Ellenson said the prosecution and defense initially agreed a jury could hear recorded media interviews in which Wesley Hadsell spoke about his past criminal record. But the defendant changed his mind. A new trial date will be determined Friday.

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