Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:31 pm
Mistrial for Wash. officer in daughter's death
The Associated Press
Derek Carlile is accused of leaving a loaded .38-caliber revolver in a cubbyhole in the van, then getting out and leaving his four young children inside. Investigators say the 3-year-old grabbed the gun and fatally shot his 7-year-old sister.
On Tuesday, the jury was declared hung.
Prosecutor Lisa Paul says, "No reasonable person would leave a loaded, unsecured gun in a van with four children."
Defense lawyer David Allen told the jury that the shooting was a tragic mistake.
Carlile will be retried in January.