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Hung jury in former Nebraska PA announcer case

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Posted at 5:27 PM, May 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-12 18:27:37-04
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A jury couldn't reach a unanimous verdict in the case of a former public address announcer at Nebraska's Memorial Stadium accused of bilking thousands of dollars from an elderly woman.
 
A judge declared a mistrial Thursday for 50-year-old Patrick Combs. After deliberating for more than two days, jurors had voted 11-1 to acquit Combs of theft, abuse of a vulnerable adult and other charges.
 
Prosecutors accused Combs of writing over $100,000 in checks on the woman's account for personal expenses, charging more than $2,200 on her credit card and attempting to transfer $1.75 million from her account.
 
Combs testified the woman and her husband, who have both died, wanted him to inherit their money.
 
Combs will go to trial in June for a separate theft case involving an elderly woman.