Man found guilty of murder in parking lot shooting to get new trial

Judge declares mistrial in new trial for murder suspect

TEXARKANA, AR (KSLA) - A Texarkana man will get a second chance in court after he was found guilty of murder in a 2015 shooting.

Marvin Stanton was sentenced to life in prison, and fifteen years for the shooting death of 22-year-old Jessie Hamilton.

However, a judge declared the original trial as a mistrial. The judge explained that Stanton's attorney may have been a possible witness to the crime, making him an ineffective attorney.

According to Arkansas State Law 37, an ineffective attorney must recuse themselves, but a new trial has been ordered.

The date for Stanton's new trial has not been set.

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