Mistrial declared in murder trial of Maurice McCarty

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Judge Teresa Pulliam has declared a mistrial in the capital murder case of Maurice McCarty.  McCarty was charged with capital murder in the shooting death of UAB student Kayla Fanaei in October of 2007.

Jurors indicated they were deadlocked Monday.  Pulliam issued an Allen Charge Monday, encouraging jurors to continue deliberating.

After day 3 of deliberations and no unanimous verdict, Pulliam declared the mistrial.