Mistrial in Metra officer killing

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MARKHAM, Ill. – A judge declared a mistrial after jurors failed to reach a verdict against a man charged with killing a Metra police officer.

The officer’s family says it looks forward to a retrial.

It was a hung jury following more than 25 hours of deliberations.

Prosecutors accuse Jemetric Nicholson of murdering Officer Thomas Cook in Harvey in 2006.

They say Nicholson shot Cook twice in the head while he was guarding the 147th Street Station.

Jurors – who spoke publically after the trial – say some members of the panel didn’t think there was enough evidence to prove Nicholson pulled the trigger.

Jury selection for a new trial begins in January.

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