The jury in the case of Erika Sandoval ended up in a hung jury, unable to reach a verdict on Tuesday. Tulare County Judge Nathan G. Leedy ended up declaring a mistrial.
A future trial date will be set, the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office stated. “We are certainly disappointed on behalf of the Green family that the jury was not able to render a verdict,” Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward said. “We commend the jury for their
lengthy service, especially over the holiday season. The Office of the District Attorney is committed to continuing the prosecution of this case.”
According to the jury, one juror was unable to convict Sandoval of murder, which resulted in a hung jury.
In February of 2015, Sandoval broke into the Goshen house of her ex-husband, Exeter police officer Daniel Green, and shot and killed him.
During the trial, Sandoval claimed the motive for killing her husband was because she found two printed pictures of child pornography in his safe.