The judge presiding over Roger Clemens’ perjury trial has just declared a mistrial. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton will hold a meeting on September 2nd to decide when the retrial will begin.
Walton declared the mistrial, saying that prosecutors used evidence that he had ruled inadmissible before the trial.
The prosecution used parts of Roger Clemens’ testimony on February 13, 2008, which referenced conversations between Andy Pettitte and his wife. Walton ruled before the trial that “statements that Mr. Pettitte made to his wife could not be admitted.”
“There are rules that we play by and those rules are designed to make sure both sides receive a fair trial. This clearly runs afoul of my pre-trial rulings.”
A new jury will now be selected before the retrial begins.