Topeka man to face another trial in 2011 hit and run death

A Florida jury deadlocks in the murder trial of a Topeka native who is accused of running over and killing someone with his car.

According to the Florida Times-Union, a judge declared a mistrial after jurors couldn’t agree on a verdict for 35-year-old Adam Shepard.

Shepard, a former KU student and Topeka native, is accused of killing 33-year-old Spencer Schott in a 2011 hit and run in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

Schott was from Lawrence.

The Times-Union reports the two had become friends at a dog park and bonded over their love of KU.

Shepard will stay in jail until the next trial.

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