Austin, Texas —
A judge declared a mistrial Monday after a Travis County jury reported being hopelessly deadlocked on whether a former stripper and her boyfriend committed murder or aggravated robbery in the death of a strip club patron last year.
Jessica Krause-Patterson, 20, and Jon Tyrell Banks, 23, had been accused of killing Elmore Allen, 49, after he left the Hot Bodies Gentlemen's Club, where Krause-Patterson worked. Defense lawyers argued that Banks struck Allen to protect Krause-Patterson from an impending sexual assault.
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