Jury deadlocks in murder case of Region 8 man

Cordell Wells Provided by Mississippi Co. Sheriff's Dept.
Cordell Wells Provided by Mississippi Co. Sheriff's Dept.

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) – The trial of a Region 8 man accused of shooting and killing another man has ended in a hung jury.

According to the Mississippi County Prosecutor's Office, late Thursday night a jury deadlocked in the case against Cordell Wells.

The jury deliberated for almost 7 hours before returning to the courtroom and informing the judge that it was deadlocked.

The prosecutor's office plans on retrying Wells.

Well is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of 29-year-old Wale Adelowo back in November 2009.

Police say they found Adelowo in his carport suffering for a gunshot wound. Adelowo later died at a local hospital.

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and bring you the latest details as they become available.

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BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) – A Region 8 man accused of shooting and killing a man in November, 2009 has his trial date set.

According to the Mississippi County Prosecutor's Office, Cordell Wells had his trial date set for Tuesday January, 11.

Well is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of 29-year-old Wale Adelowo back in November 2009.

Police say they found Adelowo in his carport suffering for a gunshot wound. Adelowo later died at a local hospital.

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and bring you the latest details as they become available.

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BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) – A Region 8 man had his court date continued after police say he shot and killed a man in November.

According to the Mississippi County Prosecutor's Office, Cordell Wells had his court date continued until January 3, 2011.

Well is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of 29-year-old Wale Adelowo back in November 2009.

Police say they found Adelowo in his carport suffering for a gunshot wound. Adelowo later died at a local hospital.

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