Mis­trial de­clared in mur­der of gas sta­tion clerk

The Mercury (Pottstown, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS - — The As­so­ci­ated Press

YORK, PA. >> The trial of a man ac­cused of gun­ning down a clerk at a cen­tral Penn­syl­va­nia gas sta­tion dur­ing a botched rob­bery has ended in a mis­trial.

Ju­rors in York County de­lib­er­ated for about 4½ hours Fri­day but were un­able to reach a unan­i­mous ver­dict in the charges in the slay­ing of 44-year-old Aditya “Sunny” Anand.

Thirty-year-old Mark El­lis re­mains charged with first- and sec­ond-de­gree mur­der. A re­trial date hasn’t been set.

Ju­rors re­peat­edly watched sur­veil­lance footage of the Oc­to­ber 2017 slay­ing at the Exxon con­ve­nience store in York.

De­fense at­tor­ney Korey Les­lie pointed out that an­other man was ini­tially named as a sus­pect. He also pointed to a lack of foren­sic ev­i­dence against his client and ques­tioned the cred­i­bil­ity and mo­tives of some pros­e­cu­tion wit­nesses.

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