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Judge Decides Against Mistrial in Franklin Co. Murder Trial

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PASCO, Wash. - Some new developments in the Tashia Stuart murder case after some surprising testimony was revealed on Friday.

Tashia Stuart is currently on trial for the alleged murder of her mother Judy Hebert but the trial could have came to a halt Monday if Judge Cameron Mitchell found the prosecutors had  information that the defense was not given access to.

On Friday, one of the witnesses gave details that had not been discussed in a pre-interview.  Judge Mitchell spent the last three days looking over court documents before making a decision on whether to declare a mistrial.

"The court does not find that it's been established that there was in fact new information given to the prosecutor that was not provided to the defense," said Franklin County Superior Court Judge Cameron Mitchell.

With no mistrial declared, new witnesses will be interviewed by both the defense and the prosecuting attorneys. After those interviews are completed on Tuesday morning, the jury will return and the trial will continue.

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