Monday, June 27, 2011

Young Jury Hung?

The Jason Young jury just told Judge Stephens that they were "unmovably hung." If the jury cannot reach a verdict, the judge must declare a mistrial and the state can decide whether to proceed or not on a re-trial.

Judge Stephens may give (or may already have given) the NC version of the Allen charge, telling the jury to keep trying. This is crunch time. Usually in these situations, a hung jury or a verdict comes back pretty soon.

Live feed here.

UPDATE: N&O reporting the split is 6 to 6.

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