Mis­trial de­clared in ‘Pub­lic En­emy No. 1’ mur­der case

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A Bal­ti­more judge de­clared a mis­trial Fri­day af­ter ju­rors were un­able to reach a unan­i­mous ver­dict in the case of a man ac­cused of killing his friend. Charles Hen­son, 24, who po­lice dubbed “Pub­lic En­emy No. 1,” was charged with first-de­gree mur­der in the Jan. 28 fa­tal shoot­ing of Davon John­son, 28, in the 2300 block of Wal­brook Ave. Po­lice also sus­pected Hen­son of set­ting a fire at John­son’s home nearby, in the 2000 block of N. Ben­talou St., on Feb. 22, to in­tim­i­date wit­nesses, who are now un­der pro­tec­tion. Hen­son was not charged in the fire. Hen­son’s at­tor­ney, Richard Woods, said ju­rors de­lib­er­ated longer than it took to present ev­i­dence. He said pros­e­cu­tors in­tend to retry Hen­son. “While we are dis­ap­pointed in to­day’s out­come, we will re­main re­lent­less in our pur­suit of jus­tice for the vic­tim and his fam­ily,” Rochelle Ritchie, a spokes­woman for the State’s At­tor­ney’s Of­fice, said in a state­ment.

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