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Convictions reversed on double jeopardy grounds (access required)

Where the trial judge was unable to preside over the second day of appellant’s trial, and the record does not show that any less drastic alternatives to declaring a mistrial were explored, appellant’s convictions after a second trial must be reversed on double jeopardy grounds. Background Minitee was tried on multiple charges arising from a convenience store ...