New evidence obtained in the case prompted a Spokane, Washington, judge to declare a mistrial earlier this month
Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., leaves the Capital Hilton hotel on Monday, Jan. 25, 2010. (CQ/Roll Call file photo)
New evidence obtained in the case against a man accused of killing the nephew of Montana Sen. Jon Tester prompted a Spokane, Washington, judge to declare a mistrial earlier this month.
One day into the trial of John A. Radavich, 24, who is accused of breaking into Tester’s home and murdering Robert J. Tester, 35, in a sword attack, Superior Court Judge Maryann Moreno called a mistrial at the request of defense attorney Douglas Pierce. Radavich’s attorney argued the introduction of new evidence by prosecutors necessitated a new trial, The Spokesman-Review in Spokane reported.