Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Bulletin: Megan Martzen: (Babysitter "shaken baby syndrome" case): Judge tells deadlocked jury to continue deliberations on murder and child abuse charges; The Fresno Bee. (Jurors sent home and will return to court Thursday to continue their deliberations).

Fresno Bee on February 13, 2013.

GIST:  "Jurors in the Megan Martzen murder and child abuse trial returned to the courtroom Wednesday afternoon and announced that they were deadlocked. Judge Edward Sarkisian sent the jurors back to deliberate more. The news broke after the lunch break, when the jury returned to the courtroom Wednesday afternoon and the foreman reported that the jury was stuck on votes of 10-1-1 on the murder count and 7-5 on the child abuse count. The foreman did not say which way the jury was leaning." The jury must be unanimous to convict in criminal cases. The jury was unanimous when the judge polled each member: "Hopelessly deadlocked." Two jurors did say they thought they could reach a unanimous verdict on one count, at least."

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KFSN/TV story: (Jury sent home overnight and ordered to return to court Thursday morning to continue their deliberations);


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