3rd trial expected in SoCal cliff death case
The Associated Press
Posted: 01/28/2010 01:28:23 PM PST
Updated: 01/28/2010 01:28:23 PM PST
LOS ANGELES—A father is facing a third trial on charges he murdered his 4-year-old daughter by throwing her off a cliff in Los Angeles County.
Brown's attorney, Pat Harris, says he will appeal the decision.
Two juries have deadlocked over whether Brown, a former airport baggage handler, tossed his daughter Lauren Sarene Key into the Pacific Ocean in Rancho Palos Verdes in November 2000.
Prosecutors say Brown killed her to avoid paying about $1,000 in monthly child support. Harris argues the girl slipped and fell 120 feet from Inspiration Point.
Brown was tried in 2006 and 2009. He remains in jail and is due back in court March 2.