PITTSBURGH—Prosecutors in western Pennsylvania say they plan to retry a Pittsburgh-area man whose double homicide trial ended in a hung jury.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ( http://bit.ly/1easwVC) says Allegheny County jurors were unable to reach a unanimous verdict Monday in the trial of 21-year-old Richard Krista of Homestead.

Authorities allege that he killed 21-year-old Cory Ruder and 19-year-old Joseph Sherrill at the Mon View Heights housing complex in West Mifflin in May 2012.

Prosecutors said they had a report of an earlier gun battle allegedly between the defendant and Ruder, and a witness reported seeing him fleeing the shooting scene.

Mike Manko, a spokesman for the county district attorney's office, said attorneys are expected to select a date for a new trial this week.


Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, http://pghtrib.com