Door County murder trial ends in hung jury

CREATED Jun 22, 2013

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STURGEON BAY, Wis.- The family of an Illinois woman is stunned and disappointed after the man accused of strangling her and her unborn baby to death last year at a Door County resort was not convicted.

A jury failed to reach a unanimous decision Saturday in the trial of Brian Cooper, and he will now be tried a second time.  A date has not yet been set.

Cooper and 21 year old Alisha Bromfield were both from Plainfield, Illinois.

According to the prosecutor, there was one juror who completely withdrew from deliberations.  Everyone else thought he was guilty