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Retrial for Wicomico High Coach Ends in Hung Jury

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SALISBURY, Md.- For a second time, a trial involving a former Wicomico High School football coach has ended in a hung jury.

Prosecutors allege that 45-year-old David Nettles of Salisbury inappropriately touched a teenage student back in 2000 and 2001.

In January of this year- following a trial resulting in a hung jury- a Wicomico County Circuit Court judge declared a mistrial.

This second trial, which lasted only two days, wrapped up Monday afternoon. After deliberating for several hours, the jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict.  And just like the first trial, a mistrial was declared.

Wicomico County State's Attorney Matthew Maciarello said the state has "great confidence in our victim," and added that his office has not foreclosed its options in this case.

"We intend to meet with our victim, the law enforcement officers that were involved in this investigation, and we will determine our next course of action," Maciarello said.

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