Hung jury for man in slayings during Detroit eviction

Associated Press

Detroit — A trial for a man in the fatal shootings of a Detroit homeowner and his adult daughter during an eviction has ended in a hung jury.

Wayne County Circuit Court records say the first-degree murder case against 23-year-old Alonzo Long Jr. will go to trial again Oct. 8 after a verdict wasn’t reached Monday. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Aug. 14.

On Nov. 28, 72-year-old Howard Franklin and 37-year-old Catherine Franklin were shot during a dispute over the removal of fixtures at a house Howard Franklin had acquired at a tax foreclosure sale. He had allowed people to stay in the house. The shooting occurred when he showed up with an eviction order.

Long has been described as a nephew of the home’s occupant.