A Judge Declares a Mistrial in Murder Trial of a Retired PBSO Officer

first_imgOn Tuesday a Palm Beach County judge declared a mistrial in the high profile murder trial of a former Palm Beach County deputy who was accused of shooting and killing his son-in-law in 2018.The retired officer, Carlton Nebergall Jr., is charged with first-degree murder after he shot and killed Jacob Lodge. Nebergall claimed it was an act of self defense.The arrest report stated that Nebergall’s daughter claimed her husband Lodge showed up to her home to exchange clothing for their two children, and Nebergall walked out as Lodge attempted to leave the house and shot him.On Monday Nebergall said that Lodge had a violent history. He told the jury he walked outside that night with a loaded revolver and fired a warning shot into the air. Lodge then left and later returned in an attempt to “look for something.” That’s when Nebergall said he “feared for his life” and shot Lodge in the head.Attorneys said the mistrial was declared on Tuesday because a juror was on his cell phone as the defense team was delivering their closing arguments. The jury was dismissed, and a brand new jury will have to be picked later on.last_img read more

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O’Brien to go before disciplinary hearing

first_imgThe former European Player of the Year could be banned from Ireland’s World Cup quarter-final against Argentina after the incident was missed by the match officials, but was captured by TV cameras.O’Brien will be hoping that his previous disciplinary record will help him to avoid a lengthy ban.Meanwhile, Rhys Ruddock will train with the rest of Ireland’s World Cup squad this morning in Cardiff after coming into the camp last night. The Leinster flanker has been called-up as a replacement for Peter O’Mahony.The Irish coaching staff are also expected to deliver an update on the fitness of Paul O’Connell and Johnny Sexton after training – the pair both had scans on their respective hamstring and adductor muscle injuries yesterday.Meanwhile, Wales forwards coach Robin McBryde says the team are now “battle-hardened” after 4 matches at the Rugby World Cup.The injury-hit squad are preparing for Saturday’s quarter-final against South Africa.McBryde believes the players are starting to find their feet in the tournament.last_img read more

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