DETROIT – A jury failed to reach a verdict on a murder charge, but did convict a Detroit man of armed robbery in connection with the slaying of a 23-year-old French street artist.
The hung jury led a Wayne County Circuit judge to declare a mistrial Monday for 18-year-old Dionte Travis. Travis faces a new trial on felony murder and gun charges.
Bilal Berreni was found dead with a gunshot wound to the face in July 2013.
Drequone Rich and Jasin Curtis have both pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Berreni's death. Another suspect who was 13 at the time of the killing faces trial later this year.
Travis' armed robbery sentencing date will be set Tuesday. A pretrial conference is scheduled Thursday to set a new trial on the other charges.