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Judge calls mistrial over Facebook posts in 'Boy in a box' case - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

October 31, 2014

Judge calls mistrial over Facebook posts in 'Boy in a box' case

Posted: Thursday, May 1, 2014 11:14 am | Updated: 8:12 pm, Thu May 1, 2014.

GALVESTON — The trial of a man accused of keeping his son locked in an 8-foot-by-6-foot particleboard box at a Galveston home ended in a mistrial Thursday.

District Judge Lonnie Cox granted the defense’s motion for a mistrial after Judge Michelle Slaughter was recused from the case for posting about the trial on a public Facebook page.

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