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Judge delays trial, pondering mistrial motion

Clinton Lewis, left, and Martin Lewis, photo courtesy Shelby County Sheriff's Office. Clinton Lewis, left, and Martin Lewis, photo courtesy Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A judge has stopped the Memphis trial of 2 men accused of being hit men for a drug ring.

U.S. District Court Judge Samuel "Hardy" Mays Jr. sent jurors home Monday after defense attorneys moves for a mistrial.

The Commercial Appeal reported defense lawyers claim the government didn't release key information in a timely manner, preventing a fair trial of 34-year-old Martin Lewis and 36-year-old Clinton Lewis. The men are cousins.

The defense was expected be start presenting witnesses Monday for their clients, who are charged with working for the Craig Petties drug-trafficking ring.

Mays is considering the defense request. The trial is in its fifth week

Information from: The Commercial Appeal.

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