Two men accused of beating a Bellingham man in July 2007 will be retried on second-degree assault charges.
Patrick M. Zemel, a former volunteer firefighter with Whatcom County District No. 10, and Christian A. Beaty have a trial date set for March 30.
After a nine-day trial, a jury failed to reach a verdict and a mistrial was declared Dec. 17. One juror thought that Beaty and Zemel were acting in self-defense.
They are accused of beating Newell Street resident Marcus Hays after he yelled at them to slow down as they drove past him the night of July 26, 2007.
Premium content for only $0.99
For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today.