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updated: 6/22/2013 5:34 PM

Plainfield man's trial ends in hung jury

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Associated Press

STURGEON BAY, Wis. -- The trial of a Plainfield man accused of killing his friend and her unborn baby at a resort in Wisconsin's Door County has ended in a hung jury.

Brian Cooper faced two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the strangulation deaths of 21-year-old Alisha Bromfield, also of Plainfield, and her fetus last August.

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Judge Todd Ehlers declared the mistrial Saturday after jurors failed to reach a unanimous verdict.

District Attorney Ray Pelrine said Cooper will be retried on both charges. A date has not been set.

The prosecutor said notes passed to the court show the vast majority of jurors were ready to convict Cooper on all counts, but one juror completely withdrew from the deliberations. He said Bromfield's family is stunned and disappointed.

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