New trial date set for Chelsa Wagner over hotel altercation

Chelsa Wagner to face new trial for Detroit hotel altercation

PITTSBURGH — A new trial date has been set for Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner after a previous mistrial in the case of an altercation at a hotel in Detroit.

Wagner and her husband, Khari Mosley, were traveling and attended a concert March 6 in Detroit. After the show, Wagner went to bed while her husband went to the hotel bar.

Police said Mosley was intoxicated and had been causing problems, then couldn't get back into the hotel room because he did not have a key and his name was not on the reservation.

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Investigators said Wagner grabbed a police officer while they were arresting her husband on suspicion of disorderly conduct.

In November, a judge declared a mistrial after a jury found her not guilty of disorderly conduct but could not reach a verdict on the more serious charge of resisting and obstructing the police.

On Friday, a new trial date was scheduled for April 20, a spokesperson for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office said. The trial date was set during a hearing Friday morning after Wagner, through her attorney, refused to accept any plea deal.

Wagner’s husband was acquitted in July.


Judge declares mistrial in Chelsa Wagner hotel altercation trial