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Judge declares mistrial in double murder trial after spectator tests positive for COVID-19

Officials are working with the health department to figure out who needs to quarantine and what precautions need to be taken.

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A judge in Douglas County, Nebraska declared a mistrial in a double murder trial because someone who had been in the courtroom tested positive for COVID-19.

According to Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine, a spectator who was in the courtroom all day Friday tested positive for the coronavirus.

Judge Marlon Polk declared a mistrial in the trial of Nyir Kuek.

Kleine told sister station KETV that officials are working with the health department to figure out who needs to quarantine and what precautions need to be taken.

According to Kleine, county judges will meet Tuesday to discuss how to move forward with any cases.