At close of business Friday, jurors in the capital murder trial of Danny Thomas in Columbus County told the judge they were hopelessly deadlocked.
The judge denied a defense request to impose a life sentence, then continued the sentencing deliberations until today.
The jurors previously convicted Mr. Thomas of four counts of first degree murder.
If a juror is unable to render a verdict, the judge must sentence Thomas to life without parole.
No word on the status from todays deliberations.