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Judge declares mistrial in the Wyatt Johnson trial

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a Waterloo man accused of stabbing and killing a teen during a fight.

Wyatt Johnson is charged with first degree murder in the stabbing death of Kevin Garcia during a fight at Waterloo's Exchange Park in 2009.

The public defender argued he was unable to question earlier witnesses about newly discovered evidence.  But, the prosecutor says he disagrees with the decision.

The trial started Aug. 17.

The county attorney says the state will retry the case in the future.

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