Judge Faye Peterson declared the mistrial on Tuesday, August 29 after the jury could not reach a unanimous decision. This comes after the jury began their deliberations on Monday, August 28.
Edwards was on trial for allegedly killing Better Men Society Founder Robert Davis inside Shadow Robinson’s Clinton home on May 1, 2022.
Edwards was arrested in connection to the case after a chase in New Orleans on May 3, 2022. He was indicted for murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm in Hinds County. Edwards pled not guilty.
The state argued that all evidence pointed toward Edwards as the killer, including cell phone tracking data and video evidence. The defense argued that technology is unreliable.
Davis’ family said justice delayed does not mean justice has been denied.
“I want everyone to please to read, to please remember that justice delayed is not justice denied. I don’t want it to be lost, that the fact that Bobby, Robert, Bobby Davis was the person that we lost on May 1. He was an extraordinary man. He loved the City of Jackson. And the many in his many years of community service prove that,” said Jo Weaver, Davis’ sister.
Edwards will have to remain in jail until his next trial, if a bond has not been set.