Jack Enforcer Whalen 1APR1962
Court declares mistrial in Whalen murder LOS ANGELES (UPI)-A mifr trial was declared Tuesday in th« murder conspiracy trial ofMickcy Cohen and four others accused Of slaying a gangland debt collector. A jury of 11 women and 1 man reported to Judge Lewis Drucker that they were unable to reach a verdict in the case against Cohen, Joe De Carly, George Perry, Perry, Roger Leonard, and Sam Frank LoCigno. The five were accused of luring Jack (The Enforcer) Whalen into a San Fernando restaurant and shooting him to death. LoCigno admitted shooting Whalen Whalen but said it was in self dfr fense. The jury reported it was "hung" 9-3 after nearly five days of deliberations. deliberations. Court attaches reported reported the jury favored acquittal. . Drucker set April 18 for either scheduling of a new trial or other disposition of the case. "I'm disappointed," said Cohen, who is free on $100,000 bail pending pending appeal of his income tax conviction. conviction. "I don't understand how there could have been anything but an out-and-out acquittal for some of the defendants anyway." LoCigno seemed more pleased than Cohen. "It's wonderful, w« were never guilty of anything," LoCigno said.