CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Raymond Hoak will return to court in February to stand trial in the 2003 shooting death of Larry Hose, in a retrial that lawyers said could last as long as a month.
Hoak's first trial was declared a mistrial May 24 when the jury of seven men and five women told Circuit Judge Thomas W. Steptoe Jr. that they could not reach a verdict.
Steptoe scheduled the new trial for Feb. 7, 2006.
Hoak, 28, of Kearneysville, W.Va., was indicted on a charge of first-degree murder in the Feb. 9, 2003, shooting death of Larry G. Hose, 29, also of Kearneysville. Hose was shot once in the chest outside Images nightclub west of Charles Town.