Judge denies convicted murderers motion for mistrial

A Columbus Judge denied the motion for a mistrial for two defendants found guilty of murdering Columbus barbershop owner, Charlie Artis.

The request was prompted after documents that were not tendered as evidence were accidentally sent back to the jury.

A cover sheet of a police report containing information about Edward Lee's criminal history was discovered at the bottom of the evidence box containing the murder weapon that went back to the jury during deliberations.

Wesley Lambertus with the District Attorney's office argued the Defense Attorneys inspected the box before it was sent to the jury room and no one objected to it.

Lambertus argued that since a verdict and the sentencing has already been delivered, it is too late to request a mistrial.

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