Written by Lauren Ohnesorge
Thursday, 19 July 2007 20:22
Jurors have been deliberating for over 30 hours in the first-degree murder trial of Sawmills dairy farmer Jerry Anderson.
Yesterday, jurors were split 10-2, unable to reach a unanimous decision for a second time.
It is unknown whether the majority supported or opposed a conviction.
Anderson is accused of fatally shooting his wife, Emily, who
disappeared from their Sawmills dairy farm in December of 2005.
Search warrants indicate Anderson had more than $4 million in insurance
policies on his wife. Witnesses report they heard gunshots after seeing
Anderson and his wife go into the woods behind their farm- the same day
Emily disappeared. Other evidence includes paint chips from Anderson’s
loader on Emily’s body.
Emily’s body was found in the toolbox of her pickup truck ten days after her disappearance.