|Anderson trial: Deadlocked|
|Written by Lauren Ohnesorge|
|Monday, 16 July 2007 20:00|
The first-degree murder trial of Jerry Anderson
may result in a hung jury.
Shortly after the mid-morning break, jurors asked the judge to restate the jury instructions he gave them prior to the start of their deliberations. Cayer advised the jury, both about reasonable doubt and the necessary circumstances for first-degree murder.
Should Anderson be convicted, the state is seeking the death penalty.
The note delivered by the jury forewoman reads as follows:
“Your Honor, we the jury feel that we are currently at a deadlock. Opinions have been stated and are unwavering. Deliberations have ceased among some jurors. Some jurors are not basing decisions on the evidence presented. Collectively, we are unsure what to do at this point.”
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