Mistrial in Wicomico County Murder Case - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Mistrial in Wicomico County Murder Case

Posted: Updated:
Daequan White (Photo: WCSO) Daequan White (Photo: WCSO)

SALISBURY, Md. - The trial of Daequan White ended Thursday evening after a judge declared a mistrial because the jury could not reach a unanimous decision.

White, of Salisbury, was charged with the murder of 20-year-old James Skinner.  Skinner was killed inside a home on the 1100 block of Bryn Mawr Avenue in Salisbury on May 17, 2015.

White's trial began on Monday and lasted longer than the anticipated three days.  The state argued that White was involved in the May home invasion and held people inside the home at gunpoint during the crime.  The prosecution said another man, 19-year-old Shaquan Wallace, was the one who pulled the trigger and killed Skinner.  Wallace faces over two dozens charges, including first-degree murder and his trial is expected to begin in early April.

During the trial, witnesses in the home identified White to be one of the men involved in the home invasion.  Two other witnesses are inmates in Wicomico County who were housed with Shaquan Wallace.  They testified Wallace admitted to them that he and "Daequan" were involved.

White's defense argued the identification of White by witnesses was flawed and misremembered.  The defense also argued that Wallace said he and "Daequan" were involved but never identified that Daequan to be Daequan White.

The jury deliberated for five hours before sending the judge a note stating they were deadlocked at 8-four.  The judge urged them to deliberate further and then checked in on their progress a half hour later.  The jury foreperson told the judge that nobody was budging from their stance.

A mistrial was declared and White still remains behind bars without bail in Wicomico County.  White's re-trial has yet to be scheduled.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Delaware State Fair Kicks Off Under Hot Temperatures

    Delaware State Fair Kicks Off Under Hot Temperatures

    Saturday, July 22 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-07-22 15:07:23 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-07-22 15:07:23 GMT
    HARRINGTON, Del. -- The Delaware State Fair kicked off on Thursday at the fairgrounds near Harrington as brutal temperatures and sunlight bared down on early visitors in the afternoon and early evening.The fair runs through July 29. It features a numberMore
    HARRINGTON, Del. -- The Delaware State Fair kicked off on Thursday at the fairgrounds near Harrington as brutal temperatures and sunlight bared down on early visitors in the afternoon and early evening.The fair runs through July 29. It features a numberMore
  • Main St. Plaza to Receive Drastic Makeover

    Main St. Plaza to Receive Drastic Makeover

    07/22/2017 08:18:00 -04:002017-07-22 12:18:00 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 8:18 AM EDT2017-07-22 12:18:30 GMT
    The Main St. Plaza is set to receive a drastic new look in October of 2018. The Plaza will be converted into a regular street with two sidewalks and asphalt down the middle.More
    The Main St. Plaza is set to receive a drastic new look in October of 2018. The Plaza will be converted into a regular street with two sidewalks and asphalt down the middle.More
  • Cambridge Welcomes Home Gloria Richardson Dandridge

    Cambridge Welcomes Home Gloria Richardson Dandridge

    07/21/2017 22:16:00 -04:002017-07-22 02:16:00 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 10:27 PM EDT2017-07-22 02:27:21 GMT
    Gloria Richardson Dandridge - the woman who led the Cambridge Civil Rights Movement - finally came back home.More
    Gloria Richardson Dandridge - the woman who led the Cambridge Civil Rights Movement - finally came back home.More
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Delaware Woman Arrested for Dorchester County Stabbing

    Delaware Woman Arrested for Dorchester County Stabbing

    07/20/2017 15:30:00 -04:002017-07-20 19:30:00 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 3:30 PM EDT2017-07-20 19:30:50 GMT
    (Photo: MGN)(Photo: MGN)
    A Delaware woman has been arrested in connection with a Dorchester County stabbing, according to Maryland State Police.More
    A Delaware woman has been arrested in connection with a Dorchester County stabbing, according to Maryland State Police.More
  • Cambridge Welcomes Home Gloria Richardson Dandridge

    Cambridge Welcomes Home Gloria Richardson Dandridge

    07/21/2017 22:16:00 -04:002017-07-22 02:16:00 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 10:27 PM EDT2017-07-22 02:27:21 GMT
    Gloria Richardson Dandridge - the woman who led the Cambridge Civil Rights Movement - finally came back home.More
    Gloria Richardson Dandridge - the woman who led the Cambridge Civil Rights Movement - finally came back home.More
  • Police Looking for Man Involved in Assault in Milford

    Police Looking for Man Involved in Assault in Milford

    Friday, July 21 2017 3:08 PM EDT2017-07-21 19:08:10 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 3:08 PM EDT2017-07-21 19:08:10 GMT
    A Dover woman was arrested after providing officers with a fake name.A Dover woman was arrested after providing officers with a fake name.
    MILFORD, De.-- The Milford Police Department is turning to the public to ask for assistance in locating a man involved in an assault. A warrant is out for Huber Velasquez-Rodriguez of Milford. Police say the 36-year-old was involved in a domestic reMore
    MILFORD, De.-- The Milford Police Department is turning to the public to ask for assistance in locating a man involved in an assault. A warrant is out for Huber Velasquez-Rodriguez of Milford. Police say the 36-year-old was involved in a domestic reMore
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices