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A Second Mistrial For Dymond Milburn, The 12-year-Old "Hooker" Arrested By Galveston Cops

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A deadlocked jury resulted in a mistrial for Dymond Milburn, the black girl who -- when she was 12 years old -- was charged with assaulting police officers who tried to arrest her in her front yard.

The cops had been looking for three white hookers. Milburn was hospitalized and later arrested at her school.

The Galveston County Daily News reports that she won't be tried again:

After eight hours of deliberation, a jury of three men and three women told Judge Roy Quintanilla they were hopelessly deadlocked in the case charging Dymond L. Milburn, now 15, in the Aug. 22, 2006, assault of Galveston police officer David Roark.

Quintanilla declared a mistrial in the case, and Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Kurt Sistrunk said that, based on discussions with jurors after trial, the state won't prosecute the case again.

Sounds like at least some people on the jury had a tough time believing a 12-year-old should be convicted for resisting three plainclothes cops who jumped out of a van and tried to take her.

The first attempt to try Milburn also ended in a mistrial.

Milburn has filed a federal suit against the police force.

-- Richard Connelly

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