Jury fails to reach verdict in Abilene stabbing trial

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - The jury has failed to reach a verdict in the trial of a suspect accused of stabbing 2 men, 1 over a dozen times, at an Abilene residence in October of 2015.

Brandon Adams, 33, could be re-tried on one count of Aggravated Assault because his trial, which began in Taylor County Monday, resulted in a hung jury. 

Adams was initially charged with a second count of Aggravated Assault in connection to the stabbing incident but was cleared of that charge when he was found not guilty during a trial last September.

Court documents detail the stabbing that occurred at an undisclosed location in Abilene, saying officers arrived on scene and discovered 2 victims suffering from apparent stab wounds.

A witness says the 2nd victim and another party were fighting in the common area of the residence where the crime occurred, according to the documents which claim Adams attempted to break-up the fight but the first victim was trying to keep him from intervening.

Adams eventually stabbed the 1st victim then jumped into the fight, stabbing the 2nd victim 15-to-16 times, the documents allege. The witness was able to describe the knife used to inflict these injuries.

A doctor evaluated the wounds sustained by the 2nd victim. The evaluation prompted this doctor to sign a form that said his [the victim's] "injuries caused a substantial risk of death," the documents read.

BigCountryHomepage will provide more information on this trial as court proceedings continue throughout the week. 


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