Tranquill Trial Ends

Some forgotten evidence has brought a halt to the Joseph Tranquill trial.

Tranquill and another man, David Runnion, were accused of the beating of John Conley outside a Parkersburg bar last summer.

Friday, on what was to be the third day of Tranquill's trial, a mistrial was declared.

Assistant prosecutor Sean Francisco says evidence was discovered that was not turned over to attorneys by a Parkersburg police detective.

Francisco says the trial will start over at a future date in front of a new jury. Runnion has pleaded guilty to three charges and is awaiting sentencing.


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