A judge declared a mistrial in the Danny Hembree capital murder case in Gaston County.
During the trial, Hembree brought up a letter alleging that he had sex with the assistant district attorney Stephanie Hamlin. At this point, his lawyers, Rick Beam and Brent Ratchford, moved to withdraw. The state objected and Hembree objected to their objection.
Saldana's sister then yelled out "Well I object to you killing my sister" or "You killed my sister you son of a bitch" according to differing reports.