Jurors could not come to a unified conclusion in the trial of Derrick Carter. Judge Rosemarie Aqualina formally announced to the court of a hung jury — the result after roughly two weeks of testimony.
Derrick Carter is accused of two counts of assault with intent to murder, stemming from an incident in November of 2015. Carter rammed his vehicle, twice, into a Lansing Township medical facility and severely injured two men.
Prosecutors say the facts and video of the incident prove Carter intended to kill, but his defense claims Carter had a breakdown over his divorce and custody proceedings and was mentally ill at the time of his actions.
All 12 jurors wrote Judge Aqualina that they were not confused, just divided on the issues and could not come together.
Friday’s result prompted Carter’s defense attorney to ask for a bond hearing for potential release, but Judge Aqualina denied it.
The new trial for Derrick Carter will start July 30 at 9 in the morning.