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Retrial rescheduled for Hinds County DA

JACKSON (AP) — Authorities have rescheduled a retrial for the top prosecutor in Mississippi’s largest county.

In January, a jury could not agree on whether to convict Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith on a charge of conspiring to hinder prosecution of a drug case, a misdemeanor. A new trial date was set for June 12, but The Clarion-Ledger reports a continuance was granted and Smith’s trial is now on July 31.

Smith was charged with unrelated crimes in Rankin County last week. He faces claims of stalking, robbery and domestic violence that allegedly happened in 2015.