John Hernandez supporters rally after mistrial in deadly fight outside Denny's

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
'Justice for John' movement continues after mistrial
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Supporters of John Hernandez's family were relieved to hear there will be a new trial.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The 'Justice for John' movement started just days after John Hernandez was killed, and now with Terry Thompson's mistrial, it shows no signs of slowing down.

Protestors marched downtown on Monday, saying they believe the racial component of Hernandez's killing cannot be overlooked.

"We asked for justice, we gave a great explanation of what you all saw on the video. Violence against someone who looks like me," one protestor said.

The Hernandez family was at the event to thank demonstrators.

Many of those protestors are calling for changes to the prosecution for Thompson's new trial.

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Terry Thompson's wife Chauna, a former Harris County Sheriff's deputy, is also charged with murder for her alleged role in holding Hernandez down.

Her trial was set for October, but there's no word yet on whether it will be delayed.

It's also not yet clear when Terry's new trial will start, but experts say it could take months.

Some demonstrators feared there wouldn't even be a new trial. They were pleased to hear the announcement about it on Monday.

"There's hope," protestor Rona Smith said. "There's hope for justice to prevail at this point."

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