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Mistrial declared in 1st-degree murder case

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - A Comanche County judge ruled a mistrial in the case of a Lawton man charged with 1st-degree murder after the jury was unable to reach a verdict.

Robert Long is accused of gunning down Johnny Allen in a Lawton motel room in March 2014. Testimony wrapped up Wednesday morning, as the defense called just one witness, the defendant's brother. After hearing closing arguments from both sides, the jury was handed the case around 2:45 p.m. They deliberated for a little over three hours before the foreman told the judge they were deadlocked. He ordered them to continue working toward a verdict, but two hours later the foreman said there was still no unanimous vote and the mistrial was declared.

The victim's brother, Danny Allen, was clearly disappointed after what he said had been an emotional week for his family.

"It turned out different than what I thought it would I don't think it’s fair he was a good man and I think it should have been different," Allen said.

The defendant's family did not give a comment after the judge's ruling. No word on when the case will be re-tried.

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