JANESVILLE — A judge has
declared a mistrial in a Janesville fatal stabbing case
after a bailiff said jury deliberations had become
Judge Barbara McCrory
declared the mistrial Thursday after a Rock County jury
could not reach a verdict in the trial of 22-year-old
Julian Collazo. Collazo is charged with first-degree
intentional homicide in the stabbing death of 43-year-old
Christine Scaccia-Lubeck of Janesville in December 2017.
The Janesville Gazette
reports a bailiff told the judge the jury was in a
"toxic" situation, and that jurors had to be
separated while they debated the evidence.
Each juror told the judge
they did not believe they could make a decision.
A hearing is set for Dec.
18 to discuss what happens next.
Prosecutors say the victim
was stabbed more than 30 times.