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Trinity Co. man re-indicted for cutting water line

TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

A Trinity County man accused of cutting a water line has been re-indicted after a mistrial in August.

Bobby Conner cut a water line on his property in July of 2011.

Conner shut off water for himself and 75 other Mogalus Prarie and Centalia residents.

County officials say in the first trial the prosecution needed to prove he purposefully cut off water from recipients.

With the new criminal mischief charge they just have to prove he cut the line.

 "We have to prove that basically he cut the line and that it caused a certain amount of monetary damage and the first time we tried the case under the old law the final count of the jury was 9-3 for guilty so we had a hung jury," said Bennie Schiro, Assistant District Attorney.

Schiro says Connor caused about 1,500 dollars worth of damage, his trial has been set for April of next year.

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