Second mistrial declared in Buzbee case

A judge declared yet another mistrial, on a murder case that’s gone on for almost two years. This is the second trial for Eric Buzbee, who’s accused of fatally beating Spanish Fort service station owner Bobby Wilson.

On Thursday, Judge Jame Reid and a jury heard opening statements. But Friday morning, before testimony began, Judge Reid declared another mistrial in the case.

Michael Pylatt, the state’s attorney, claimed that Buzbee’s attorney revealed new evidence to them Thursday evening via email, just hours before day two of the trial began. The prosecution said they weren’t given enough time to evaluate, or gather information to rebut the new evidence.

Second mistrial declared in Buzbee case