No mistrial in Fla. foster child slaying
MIAMI (AP) -- A judge has refused to declare a mistrial in the case of a South Florida woman accused of killing a young foster child even though a prosecutor's law license had been suspended for months before the trial began.
Circuit Judge Marisa Tinkler-Mendez ruled Tuesday against the mistrial motion made by defense lawyers for 66-year-old Geralyn Graham.
Officials said the problem involved prosecutor Joshua Weintraub's failure to record legal education course numbers properly with the state bar. Weintraub's license was reinstated Tuesday.
Graham faces a potential life sentence if convicted of first-degree murder and other charges in the case of 4-year-old Rilya Wilson, whose body has never been found. Graham insists she is innocent.
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