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Judge declares second mistrial after defendant collapses during recess

HANOVER, VA (WWBT) - A judge today declared another mistrial after a man accused of killing his girlfriend collapsed during court recess.

Derek Burkhead is on trial in Hanover for the Sept. 2006 death of Jennifer Michelle, 26.

Monday, Burkhead was rushed to the hospital after he collapsed.

Burkhead was on trial for the same charges in spring 2008. A judge decalred a mistrial in that case after Burkhead collapsed and complained of feeling dizzy in court.

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