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Judge considering mistrial in Clemens case after jurors exposed to inadmissible evidence
WASHINGTON (AP) ' The judge presiding over Roger Clemens' perjury trial is considering whether to declare a mistrial over evidence revealed to the jury that may prejudice the jury against the former baseball star.
U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton scolded prosecutors for twice violating his orders not to reveal certain evidence to the jury and said it could put the whole case at risk. He took a recess Thursday morning to consider how to rule on a motion for a mistrial from Clemens' attorney Rusty Hardin.
Prosecutors suggested the problem could be fixed with an instruction to the jury to disregard the evidence, but Walton seemed skeptical. "I don't see how I un-ring the bell," he said.
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