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December 13th, 2009 by Sameea Kamal
After a retrial of the criminal case in the murder of Temple City teenager DeAndre Netter reached a hung jury, the District Attorney’s office reports that the case will be tried for a third time, beginning on January 6.
Defendants Christopher Lopez and Philip Guerra, both 20, will be charged with two counts each of attempted murder.
17-year-old DeAndre Netter was shot and killed in July of 2007 on the 5700 block of Golden West Avenue while walking with his twin brother and a Latino friend.
According to the Los Angeles Times Homicide Report, Netter and his brother had previously been involved in fights with the two defendants, who are both from the area.
Netter was struck in the torso, and died at Arcadia Methodist a short time later.
According to news reports from the Pasadena Star News, inconsistencies in the testimonies of Netter’s twin brother and friend led to a hung jury.
The first trial in April was declared a mistrial when jurors were unable to reach a unanimous verdict, the Star News reports.
Due to the retrial, prosecutor Teresa Sullivan was unable to comment on the case.
Defendants’ attorneys did not return calls for comment.