Judge declares mistrial in Dinwiddie cheerleader’s murder

Judge declares mistrial in Dinwiddie cheerleader’s murder
Anton Deonte Coleman

DINWIDDIE Co., Va. (WWBT) - A judge declared a mistrial in the case of the man accused of killing his cousin in 2018.

Anton Coleman was on trial for a capital murder charge in the death of 17-year-old Dinwiddie High School cheerleader Ke’Asia Adkins when it was amended to a second-degree murder charge. The case ended in a mistrial.

Ke'Asia Andrea Adkins was last seen on June 25. (Source: Dinwiddie Sheriff's Office)
Ke'Asia Andrea Adkins was last seen on June 25. (Source: Dinwiddie Sheriff's Office)

The body of Adkins was found in a wooded area after she disappeared on June 25, 2018, from her home.

The medical examiner ruled Adkins’ death a homicide after her body was found in the 5900 block of Sentry Hill Court at 7 a.m. on June 28. The cause of death was asphyxia.

Coleman has a new hearing on Jan. 21 to decide what the next step in the case will be at Dinwiddie Circut Court.

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