Student defendant freed in mock trial in Common Pleas Court

After a trial that lasted just four and a half hours, the case against St. Thomas Moore eighth grader Carsen Gerome was dismissed when Judge Kenneth Zuk declared a mistrial.

The jury of her peers, all St. Thomas Moore students, deadlocked during deliberation.

The trial was a special mock trial held in Zuk’s courtroom in Batavia Friday, May 7 as part of a St. Thomas civics lesson.