LINCOLN — A Lincoln man has asked a judge to bar prosecutors from trying him for a third time on a sexual assault charge after the case twice ended in mistrials.
Lamar Neal’s first trial ended after the prosecutor asked questions of his 16-year-old accuser that revealed information previously undisclosed and criminal conduct for which Neal was not charged.
Two days later, Judge Steven Burns again declared a mistrial, finding that prosecutors had not disclosed evidence to the defense.
Neal’s attorney alleges that the prosecutors deliberately disregarded court orders and seeks to halt prosecution. A hearing is set for next week.
A third trial has been set for February. — AP
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