Mistrial declared for Texas man accused of murdering gay San Diego resident in 1971

Posted on 23 Dec 2009 at 12:10pm
Gerald Metcalf
Gerald Metcalf

A jury in San Diego deadlocked 8-4 on Tuesday in the murder trial of 62-year-old Gerald Metcalf, who’s accused of fatally stabbing a gay man at least 61 times after they met in a popular cruising area in 1971. Metcalf was arrested in 2008 at his home in Chandler, Texas, after a cold case unit linked him to 27-year-old Gerald Jackson’s murder using DNA evidence and fingerprints from the scene. A status conference in the case is now scheduled for Jan. 5, according to the San Diego News Network.

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