A mistrial was declared this week in a 2011 Charlotte double homicide case.
Efrain Tzompaxtle, 28, of Charlotte was among three men facing first-degree murder and armed robbery charges in the killings of Benjamin Acahua-Itehua, 39, and Floriberto “Roberto” Acahua-Itehua, 32.
Jurors indicated they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict in Tzompaxtle’s two-week trial, and Mecklenburg County Superior Court Judge Carla Archie declared a mistrial, the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
Tzompaxtle roomed with the victims in a home in the 11200 block of Mount Holly Road, where police found blood and evidence of foul play, Observer news partner WBTV reported at the time. The victims’ remains were found along a dirt road near a field in Timmonsville, Florence County, S.C., the station reported.
Tzompaxtle’s brother, Aquilino Tzompaxtle, 25, and Dominick Vershon Cole, 31, remain jailed on similar charges. Their trials are pending, court records show.