Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend a group of illegal aliens wearing camouflage near Pisinemo, Ariz., on May 22, 2019. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo by Jerry Glaser)

Judge Declares Mistrial in Tucson Trial of Aid Volunteer Accused of Harboring Migrants

Jurors in the high-profile felony trial against Scott Warren — a humanitarian-aid volunteer charged with harboring two undocumented immigrants in southwestern Arizona — were unable to reach a verdict, prompting the judge to declare a mistrial in the case.

U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins brought the 12-person jury into the Tucson federal courtroom on the afternoon of June 11, after they indicated for a second time that they were deadlocked on all three charges Warren faced.

The judge dismissed the jury after each member told him that additional time deliberating would not result in a verdict.

Read more at the Arizona Republic

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