Attorneys for an Army general charged with sexual assault will try to negotiate a plea deal with a new set of military officials.

The judge in Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair's case sent the jury of generals back to their duty stations this morning, indicating that the trial in North Carolina is not likely to resume soon.

The judge made the offer for another try at a plea deal Monday after finding evidence that the case may have been improperly influenced by political concerns.

Sinclair has admitted to an affair with a female captain but denied assaulting the woman.