Mistrial declared in Lippe murder case

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A judge declared a mistrial in the case of 68-year-old Werner Lippe Friday afternoon, who is accused of killing his wife and burning her body, after the jury said they were deadlocked after more than three days of deliberations.

Lippe confessed to killing his wife, Faith, and burning her body at their Cortlandt home on several occasions. He later called those confessions false.

Faith's cousin, Shari Caradonna, said her family was disappointed to hear the judge's verdict, but that they "have full confidence in the D.A. and the system ... we want to make sure Werner Lippe stays behind bars, where he belongs, and justice will be served."

Westchester County prosecutors said they are ready to re-try the case against Lippe next week.

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