Judge Declares Mistrial In Baby Death Case
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) -A St. Clair County judge has declared a mistrial in the southwestern Illinois case of a man accused of being on heroin while killing a 5-month-old girl. Judge Michael Cook declared the mistrial early Saturday in 26-year-old Kenneth Zook’s case. The Belleville News-Democrat reports jurors deliberated for nearly 10 hours before Cook declared the mistrial at 1:53 a.m. because they couldn’t reach a verdict. Zook was charged in the 2008 death of Alayna Frazier.
the baby or fell on top of her.