Mistrial in robbery case vs. Seton Hall ex-player
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey judge has declared a mistrial in the armed robbery prosecution of a former Seton Hall basketball player.
Kelly Whitney was accused of robbing several students in an off-campus apartment in March 2010.
Former Pirates player Robert Mitchell pleaded guilty and testified against Whitney. He testified that he and Whitney robbed the students at gunpoint. But jurors were unable to reach a verdict on any of the 27 counts Whitney faced.
The Essex County Prosecutor's Office says it plans to retry Whitney.
The 6-foot-8 Whitney played for Seton Hall from 2002 to 2006 and finished his career with 1,448 points.