Retrial for Grand Traverse County Man Accused of Child Abuse Ends in Mistrial

In this update, a retrial that was supposed to start in Grand Traverse County Thursday ended in another mistrial.

Dustin Holdaway is charged with torture and first degree child abuse in Green Lake Township.

A jury could not agree on a verdict last month so his first trial ended in a hung jury.

After a jury was selected for a new trial Thursday, the judge felt that jury was given information that would impact their ability to remain un-biased.

So he declared an immediate mistrial.

The prosecutor’s office says they are expecting another retrial for Holdaway to start in January.