Friday, May 10, 2013

Bulletin: Kelli Jacobsen: Washington State; Major development; Judge declares mistrial after four days of jury deliberations in nanny's manslaughter case; (More information to follow); KNDO;

STORY: "Judge declares mistrial in Kelli Jacobsen manslaughter case," published by  KNDO on  May 10, 2013.

GIST: "A Benton County judge has declared a mistrial in the Kelli Jacobsen manslaughter case. The jury was unable to reach a verdict after four days of deliberation. No word yet if prosecutors will try to bring this case to trial again."

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See more detailed  KEPR report: "Our colleagues at the Tri-City Herald report the jury made a few requests during deliberations.  The paper says these included a replay of the 911 call Jacobsen made when Ryder Morrison fell ill at home.  The Tri-City Herald also reports the jury requested to read the transcript of testimony given by forensic pathologist, Dr. Daniel Selove.  This request was denied.  Finally, the paper reports the jury asked a question to the judge on Thursday and was told they had to work off their memory and notes while trying to come to a unanimous decision."


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