A mistrial was declared Friday in the trial of a Monterey Park man charged with the fatal beating of his pregnant wife.
Hongxin Liu, 45, allegedly beat and choked 39-year-old Chenyan Bao during a Feb. 5, 2012, argument at their home.
Bao, who was three months’ pregnant, later died of her injuries.
Prosecutors charged Liu with the murder of his wife and the murder of a fetus.
Jury deliberations began Tuesday.
A status conference is scheduled for July 6.
Liu was reportedly being held without bail at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles.
— City News Service