WILMINGTON, Del. - The trial for four inmates charged with murder in a 2017 Delaware prison riot ended Monday with no convictions.
Jurors deliberated about five days before acquitting Abednego Baynes, 26, and Kevin Berry, 28, of all charges filed after the uprising at Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna in February 2017.
Officer Steven Floyd died during the 18-hour standoff. The two other guards were released and a prison counselor was rescued by police.
The jury could not reach unanimous verdicts on a riot and assault charge against John Bramble, 29. Jurors also didn't reach a unanimous decision on murder charges and a riot charge against Obadiah Miller, 26. The two were acquitted of all other charges.
Prosecutors must decide whether to retry Bramble and Miller. Deputy Attorney General John Downs declined comment as he left the courthouse after the verdict.
Prosecutors charged 16 inmates in the riot. This is the second in a set of trials. The first trial, of three inmates, resulted in one murder conviction.