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Mistrial in Lehigh Acres quadruple murder case

Posted at 2:07 PM, Nov 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-30 14:07:03-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a man accused of killing his family in Lehigh Acres.

Brian Hyde, an illegal immigrant from Belize, is charged with three-counts of second-degree murder and murder of an unborn child. 

In August 2015, Hyde allegedly stabbed to death his aunt, his pregnant cousin, and her boyfriend. 

This happened inside their home on 21st Street Southwest. 

Wednesday, the state's first witness mentioned Hyde's immigration history, which was reportedly off-limits during this trial.

There's no word yet on when Hyde will get a new trial.