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Cameron Brown: Another Mistrial For Dad Accused Of Throwing Daughter Off Cliff

10/ 5/09 06:37 PM ET   AP


LOS ANGELES — A second mistrial has been declared in the case of a man accused of murdering his 4-year-old daughter by throwing her off a cliff.

Jurors in Los Angeles announced Monday they were deadlocked in the case against Cameron Brown, with six jurors favoring a second-degree murder convinction and the others supporting an involuntary manslaughter charge.

The 47-year-old Brown was charged with first-degree murder for the death of Lauren Sarene Key in November 2000 in Rancho Palos Verdes. Prosecutors say he didn't want to pay about $1,000 in monthly child support.

His defense attorney argued the girl slipped and fell 120 feet from Inspiration Point into the Pacific Ocean.

A mistrial was also declared when Brown was tried three years ago.


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