Final twist means no trial

Originally Published: September 1, 2004
By Shelley Smith | Special to ESPN.com

EAGLE, Colo. -- As court ended for the day at 1 p.m. mountain time Wednesday, the crew from Court TV began wiring the courtroom for the closed-circuit TV coverage they would provide to the media Thursday for what was scheduled to be open voir dire for 174 jurors in the Kobe Bryant criminal case. Suddenly, the court administrator raced over and locked the doors, offering no explanation, but the action was clear: Something big was happening. ABC News was reporting that the prosecution was filing ...

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