The jury, however, could not decide Wednesday on a lesser charge of second-degree murder in the case of 45-year-old Michael Bostic.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/tjzaUX) said Thursday that Bostic remains jailed on $1 million bail.
Bostic is accused of stabbing 55-year-old Tim Lund this spring near Frontier Outfitters. Defense attorneys said it was self-defense.
But prosecutors say that Bostic followed Lund to his job at Frontier Outfitters after a near car accident and that Bostic instigated a fight and intended to kill Lund.
A new trial date has been set for late January.