Judge declares mistrial for suspected MS-13 getaway driver in deli shooting

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A federal judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the trial of a suspected MS-13 gang associate.

A juror alleged jury misconduct in the trial of Jose Suarez, the alleged getaway driver in the 2017 Central Islip deli slaying of Esteban Alvarado-Bonilla.

Details of the misconduct allegations were not immediately available.

The jury started deliberating late Tuesday afternoon. Prosecutors say the gunman, who already pleaded guilty, thought the victim was a rival gang member.

A female deli worker was also shot but survived.

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