Mistrial On One Charge In Rapid City Child Abuse Trial; Judge Acquits On The Other Charge

Jan 9, 2016

Staircase at the Pennington County Courthouse
Credit Image by Victoria Wicks

The jury in a Pennington County child abuse case has failed to reach a unanimous verdict. On Friday evening, Jan. 8, after determining that the jury was hung, Seventh Circuit Judge Wally Eklund declared a mistrial. It is now up to the State's Attorney to decide whether to go through another trial. If tried again, Patrick White Face will face only one charge. Before the jury went into deliberation, Judge Eklund entered a judgment of acquittal on Count II.