Prosecutors Say They Will Retry Tampa Woman

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A day after a judge declared a mistrial, federal prosecutors say they will retry Cortnee Brantley.
A jury deadlocked Wednesday in the case against Brantley. She's accused of fleeing the scene and refusing to identify her boyfriend after prosecutors say she saw him kill two Tampa police officers. After more than eight hours of deliberations, U.S. District Court Judge James Moody declared a mistrial.
Brantley's boyfriend, Dontae Morris, is charged with killing Officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab during a traffic stop in June 2010. Morris was riding with Brantley, who was pulled over for not having a license plate.
Prosecutors say Brantley fled the scene of the shootings, which disturbed the crime scene and deprived investigators of evidence. They say she also refused to identify Morris to detectives.


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