Mistrial declared in high-profile murder case in Harlan Co.

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HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- A mistrial has been declared in a high-profile southeastern Kentucky murder case.

Shelby Shell is accused of murdering former Evarts Mayor Ronnie King in 2013. Shell gas maintained his innocence.

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A jury this week could not reach a verdict, so the Harlan Circuit Court judge declared a mistrial.