YOUNGSTOWN - The Ohio Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments today in the case of an Austintown man who has been tried multiple times for the same homicide.
Christopher Anderson has been tried five times in the death of 22-year-old Amber Zurcher inside her Austintown apartment on June 3, 2002.
His first trial was declared a mistrial. He was convicted in November 2003 but an appeals court overturned the conviction. A hung jury was the result in 2008. Another mistrial was declared in 2010. And later in the year there was another hung jury.
The high court is hearing the case after the 7th District Court of Appeals deadlocked on a motion made in 2012 by Mahoning County prosecutors seeking to bar Anderson from blocking a sixth trial.
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