An appeals court is clearing the way for a retrial of a man accused of murdering of a Trinity University cheerleader. Mark Howerton was tried in 2019 for the abduction, rape and murder of 19-year-old Cayley Mandadi. The two had been dating, but Mandadi reportedly wanted to break up. The trial ended in a hung jury. Howerton's defense team last August claimed a retrial would amount to double jeopardy, but the Fourth Court of Appeals denied their appeal last week. No upcoming hearing date has yet been scheduled.