News Mistrial in Kennedy case SHARE ON: Smith Autumn, contributor, Thursday, Mar. 20th, 2014 A mistrial has been announced in the Ryan Kennedy murder case. The Minden Times reported a spokesperson for the Ministry of the Attorney General confirmed the mistrial was declared on Mar. 13. Kennedy died in October 2011 after he was beaten at a Minden home. Mason Gillard-Gatza, Tin Wai Hong, Raphael Guerra and Nathanial Cain were charged with first-degree and attempted murder. The trial began on Jan. 21 in an Oshawa court. A new trial will be set Apr. 24.