Mistrial Declared in Omaha Murder Case
A stunning development in the Karen Jenkins murder case.
The judge declared a mistrial.
Prosecutors believe Monique Lee killed the Omaha college teacher and landlord, but on the eighth day of the trial the judge declared a mistrial.
“It’s very frustrating to see this happen, I think things were going the way as we would have hoped they would,” said County Attorney Don Kliene.
County Attorney Don Kliene tells Action 3 News it happened while a doctor was on the stand describing Lee's time at a hospital after her arrest.
The doctor used the word malingering, something which was not in his reports.
'It's very frustrating you know, we've been in trail for almost a week and a half just about to close the case,” said Douglas County Attorney Don Kliene. “We feel really bad for the Jenkins family and obviously all the hard work that's been put in here.”
A member of the Jenkins family released a statement saying they're in shock, and for the trial to end like this is devastating.
The county attorney says a new trial should happen in the coming months.