GRANT COUNTY, Wash. --- A hung jury has been declared in the murder trial of a Grant County man.

Chad Bennett is accused of killing his 82-year-old landlord, Lucille Moore back in 2014.

He faces charges of first and second degree murder.

Investigators said Bennett entered Moore’s Ephrata home and stabbed her in the neck and chest. A coroner’s report revealed Moore was stabbed 17 times. When Moore was found, a pillow covered her face.

When asked about the murder, Bennett allegedly told investigators that Moore was “wrapped up with drug dealers” and that a family member had killed her.