Last week Christopher Ricalde, a former friend of McGhee´s, took the stand as the prosecution´s star witness and vividly described how McGhee viciously beat up Garzon, causing his head to hit the ground repeatedly, which allegedly caused the massive brain injuries that left Garzon in a coma until his death days later.
Ultimately, McGhee´s attorney, Charles D. Abercombie was aparently successful in raising questions about Ricalde´s credibility:
While Osborne says in the article that the case had gone to the jury, he tells Queerty that the presiding judge declared a mistrial yesterday after the jury became deadlocked on the charges against McGhee.
Duncan tells us, through e-mail, that the Queens District Attorney´s Office has vowed to push for a second trial which might possibly come this fall.
- From the July 26th edition of Gay City News: "Mistrial Called in Garzon Murder"
- July 13, 2007: Trial Begins in the Slaying of Edgar Garzon
- February 8, 2007: Michael J. Sandy and Edgar Garzon pre-trial hearings underway
- October 18, 2006: A Pansy for Edgar Garzon
- September 5, 2006: 5th Annual Memorial Mass and Vigil in honor of Eddie Garzon
- July 7, 2006: Gay City News on Eddie Garzon
- July 1, 2006: Armando Garzon talks to El Diario La Prensa
- June 30, 2006: New York Times: Stepping off plane, man is arrested in '01 murder
- June 29, 2006: Eddie Garzon: After five years, an arrest
- Part 1: The Attack
- Part 2: COLEGA and Eddie Garzon
- Part 3: So what is, exactly, is a 'hate crime'? (and a prayer)
- Part 4: Eddie Garzon passes on
- Part 5: The Vigil
- Part 6: A Newsday Editorial
- Part 7: A parade of angels
- Part 8: Epilogue