For those who have prayed for Dr. Kent Hovind, we thank you.
To give you an update, Dr. Hovind was scheduled to be released in August of 2015 after serving 85% of his 10 year prison sentence. In 2014, new charges were brought against him. In March of 2015, after a two week trial, the jury could not reach a unanimous decision on three of the four charges brought against Dr. Hovind. He was found guilty on one charge of contempt of court.
Counts were as follows:
Count 1 Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud – Unable to come to a verdict
Count 2 Mail Fraud – Unable to come to a verdict
Count 3 Criminal Contempt of Court – Guilty
Count 4 Mail Fraud – Unable to come to a verdict
Because the jury did not come to a unanimous decision, the government has decided to retry the case. The new trial will begin on May 18th. We appreciate your prayers as this case moves forward.