JOHNSTOWN - The jury deciding whether a Brooklyn man is responsible for an August stabbing in Gloversville was dismissed today, unable to reach a unanimous verdict after three days of deliberations.
A second trial will begin Sept. 10, District Attorney Louise K. Sira said in an email this afternoon.
Irving D. McNeil, 24, of Brooklyn was charged with assault after the Aug. 3 attack, which injured LaTerence Wilson of Gloversville. The trial began with jury selection April 30, and the jurors began deliberating Friday afternoon.
County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye on Monday read jurors an Allen charge, which is used to help jurors resolve issues that could cause a deadlock, Sira said.
After deliberating into the afternoon Monday, the jury members requested they be allowed to go home and reconvene today, Sira said. They were dismissed at noon, still unable to reach a verdict.
The case was being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Chad Brown.
McNeil was represented by Mayfield attorney Ronald Schur.
A full version of this story will be published in Wednesday's edition.