Kirk Coleman’s family will have to wait yet a little while longer for justice.
Not long after Coleman’s grandmother was introduced as the first witness, a mistrial was declared, according to ABC 57.
Court rules mistrial in Jackie Rolston’s case @ABC57News
— Andreina Centlivre (@andreinaABC57) October 4, 2016
A juror reportedly revealed info that compromised any possibility of a fair trial for Jackie Rolston. A juror discussed Rolston’s 2006 conviction for battery with other jurors, according to The Elkhart Truth.
A new trial date was set for Nov. 28.
Nov 28 is new trial date. Rolston remains out on bond
— Jordan Fouts (@jfouts_elktruth) October 4, 2016
Rolston is charged with a single count of battery resulting in the death of a child.
Initially, she told police in Oct. 2014 that Kirk Coleman was choking on his lunch. But Coleman died hours later, and a coroner ruled he died of blunt force injuries.
Rolston was actually convicted of neglect of a dependent. However, Coleman’s family worked to get Kirk’s Law passed, which requires the creation of a database of people convicted of child abuse. That database must be up and running by July 1, 2017.