Berks Co. judge declares mistrial for man accused of killing woman
A Berks Co. judge has declared a mistrial for a man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend by setting her on fire.
Judge Stephen Lieberman, presiding over the Donald Williams trial, made the decision because of the inability to select a jury over the past four days.
Berks County District Attorney John Adams said he expects a new trial will be scheduled in the near future.
Williams poured flammable liquid on his ex-girlfriend, Maria Serrano, and set her on fire inside her home in the 800 block of Lincoln Street in Reading in June 2009, authorities said.
Serrano, 49, died a few days later.
Williams is charged with first, second and third degree murder, assault, rape and related offenses.
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