WINTER SPRINGS —
A judge has ruled that David Maloney, the Warlocks motorcycle gang leader, can carry guns while he awaits a retrial.
David Maloney was found not guilty by a Seminole County jury on two counts of second-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder.
But, Maloney will go back to court on May 14 on a count of attempted first-degree murder. The judge declared a mistrial on that count after the jury couldn't reach a verdict after deliberating for about nine hours on April 9.
Maloney was the first of four men to stand trial for the 2012 shooting deaths outside a VFW hall in Winter Springs. He was initially charged with three counts of second-degree murder, but one of the counts was later dropped.
Maloney is free on bond, but the judge has ruled that Maloney can have guns and is allowed to contact fellow gang members.
Meanwhile, the jury has been selected in the trial against one of Maloney's accused accomplices.
Prosecutors said Victor Amaro, 41, killed gang rivals in a shootout.