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Mistrial for 4 charged in reserve police officer's slaying

Reserve Virginia police officer Kevin Quick

AP Photo/Virginia State Police

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - A mistrial has been declared for four suspected gang members charged with killing a Waynesboro, Virginia reserve police officer.

Media outlets report that U.S. District Judge Glen E. Conrad declared a mistrial for Travis Bell and siblings Daniel Lamont Mathis, Shantai Monique Shelton and Mersadies Lachelle Shelton on Tuesday.

Defense attorneys sought a mistrial following authorities' discovery that one of the defendants had obtained a list of the jury pool. The list contains names, addresses and other personal information. Authorities didn't identify the defendant.

The defendants are charged with kidnapping, murder, racketeering and robbery in the slaying of 45-year-old Kevin Quick, whose body was found in February 2014 in woods northwest of Richmond.

A decision hasn't been made on whether to continue the trial for two other defendants.