Judge denies motion for mistrial in Harmon-Wright murder case
At 9:10 a.m. Friday, Judge Susan Whitlock denied a motion for mistrial in the Daniel Harmon-Wright murder case.
Harmon-Wright was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter, unlawfully shooting into an occupied vehicle and involuntary manslaughter shooting into an occupied vehicle that resulted in death, after the Feb. 9, 2012 fatal shooting of Patricia A. Cook.
The defense attorney representing the former Culpeper police officer called for a mistrial earlier in the week after some of the jurors allegedly used a dictionary during deliberation to look up the meaning of the word "malice."
The trial now proceeds to its sentencing phase.