Mistrial declared in 2014 stabbing outside Dorchester restaurant

After deliberating for more than three days, jurors in the murder trial of Edgardo Clark declared themselves deadlocked, and the judge declared a mistrial.

Clark, 31, of Quincy, is charged with first-degree murder in the 2014 stabbing death of 31-year-old Gerald Williamson of Boston.

Shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 16, 2014, the two men allegedly got into an argument inside a Chinese food restaurant on Bowdoin Street near Olney Street in Dorchester. According to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, Williamson attempted to walk away from the verbal confrontation, but Clark reportedly followed him out of the restaurant and began a physical altercation, and pulled out a knife. Williamson started to retreat, prosecutors say, but Clark stabbed him in the neck.

Williamson died from his injuries. at Boston Medical Center.

Jury deliberations in the case began Tuesday, and on Friday jurors announced they were hopelessly deadlocked. Prosecutors say they expect to re-try the case.

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