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Defendant was charged with felony stalking. Defendant’s first jury trial ended in a mistrial. Thereafter, a second jury found Defendant guilty of felony stalking. Defendant was sentenced to a term of incarceration, suspended on the condition that Defendant complete five years of probation. Defendant appealed, arguing that his rights against double jeopardy were violated because the prosecutor forced him into moving for a mistrial. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) there was no evidence in the record indicating prosecutorial intent to provoke the defense into moving for a mistrial; and (2) therefore, Defendant’s rights against double jeopardy were not violated in this case.