Hung jury in 1980 Portland cold case homicide



PORTLAND — A man accused of shooting a Portland convenience store clerk 33 years ago will be retried because of a hung jury.

The Multnomah County jury couldn’t agree Monday on a verdict and was dismissed by the judge.

The Oregonian reports a hung jury is unusual in a murder case based on DNA evidence.

A crime lab linked DNA on a mask to Antonio Wabol. He was charged in the 1980 shooting of a 29-year-old Portland State University student, Myong Su Cho, who was working at a Plain Pantry store.

The defense lawyer said there was DNA from four other people on the mask.