DENVER (CBS4) – A California judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the murder case of Harvey Morrow, who was charged with killing former Denver deejay Steven B. Williams.
The mistral came on only the second day of testimony in the case. According to one prosecutor, the judge granted a defense motion for a mistrial to allow defense attorneys time to investigate new evidence in the case.
Authorities arrested Morrow in 2006, several months after the body of Williams was found floating in the Pacific Ocean with a gunshot wound to his head. Morrow pleaded not guilty.
Williams was a popular Denver disc jockey in the 1980s, teaming with Don Hawkins on KBPI radio to form the “Steven B. and The Hawk” morning show. Williams eventually moved to California where he met Morrow. Authorities theorize Morrow swindled Williams out of about $2 million then murdered Williams in an argument over the money, and dumped his body into the ocean.
A new court date in the case has been set for June 9, but it’s not expected that case will go to trial again until August or September.
Morrow is being held without bond.