EVERETT, Wash. -

A Snohomish County judge is considering whether to grant a mistrial for a man convicted for the second time in the 2002 killing of an 18-year-old Marysville woman.

Lawyers for John Whitaker argue that his trial that ended with his conviction June 30 was so flawed that the only remedy is a redo.

The Daily Herald says Superior Court Judge Linda Krese heard arguments Wednesday, including testimony from 15 jurors. She told lawyers to expect a written ruling by Friday.

Whitaker was previously convicted of aggravated murder but the state appellate court in 2013 granted him a new trial.

Whitaker's lawyers say jurors in the June trial shouldn't have heard that their client invoked his right to remain silent when questioned by police in 2002.

The victim's father, Bill Burkheimer, says Whitaker has had two fair trials and two fair appeals.