Mistrial Declared In Murder Trial of Former Gophers Player
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The trial for a former University of Minnesota basketball player accused of murder in Baltimore has ended in a hung jury.
A mistrial was declared in the case of Daquein McNeil, who played for the Gophers for one season. A second trial is scheduled for February.
McNeil is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 59-year-old Charles Brewer in June of 2017. McNeil's family has called it a case of mistaken identity.
McNeil was Minnesota coach Richard Pitino's first recruit and averaged about 10 minutes per game for the 2014 NIT championship team.