Newark judge declares mistrial in case against Travis Hartsfield, charged with daughter's murder

A mistrial was declared in the case of a man accused of killing his 20-month-old daughter. Travis Hartsfield admitted that he punched his daughter twice

Travis Hartsfield admitted that he punched his daughter twice in the stomach in 2011 because she wouldn't eat.

Travis Hartsfield admitted that he punched his daughter twice in the stomach in 2011 because she wouldn't eat. (4/17/13)

NEWARK - A mistrial was declared in the case of a man accused of killing his 20-month-old daughter.

Travis Hartsfield admitted that he punched his daughter twice in the stomach in 2011 because she wouldn't eat. She was later found cold and unresponsive.

The jury was unable to reach a verdict in the murder case, and was deadlocked on a second count of child endangerment.

An autopsy revealed that the toddler died from a severed liver caused by blunt force trauma.

A new trial is set for July 8.
 

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