The trial of Baltimore twins accused in the fatal burning of a pit bill in 2009 has ended in a mistrial.
Tremayne and Travers Johnson, who were 17 at the time of the incident, had been indicted on charges of animal cruelty.
The mistrial was declared Monday evening after the jury had deliberated two and a half days. The trial lasted five days.
Police say a pit bull, nicknamed Phoenix, was set on fire on May 27, 2009. A police officer used her sweater to put out the flames, but the dog later died at an animal shelter in Pennsylvania.
Travers Johnson remains in police custody in a separate attempted murder case.
It’s unknown whether the case will be retried. That’s up to the state’s attorney’s office.