A Second Mistrial For Georgia Man Accused Of Rape

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A second mistrial has been ordered for a Georgia man charged with raping and sodomizing a woman in her apartment in April 2018.

Alex Michael Mosby, 30, of Athens, was on trial in Clarke County Superior Court when the jury deadlocked Thursday at six for acquittal and six to convict. Judge Lawton Stephens ordered the mistrial after the jury was unable to agree on a verdict, The Athens Banner-Herald reported.

The case had previously been tried before Superior Court Judge Eric Norris, who also ordered a mistrial Dec. 3, 2018 when the jury deadlocked at 11 to acquit and one to convict.

The victim, a student at University of Georgia, had called 911 after locking herself in a bathroom while the defendant was still in her apartment, according to police reports.

Police reported that when they arrived at the scene, they found Mosby in a locked bedroom.

Mosby, who was represented by Western Circuit Public Defenders John Donnelly and Will McIntosh, did not testify.

The District Attorney’s Office refused comment Friday on whether it is considering another trial.