Jurors were expected to continue deliberating today on whether police deliberately allowed bank robber Emil Matasareanu to bleed to death after the chaotic shootout Feb.
Attorney Stephen Yagman, who filed the lawsuit on behalf of Matasareanu's children, said he didn't want the jury to continue deliberating, and that he would seek another trial if the jury is deadlocked.
4) A deliberating
Teen Court juror examines an evidence picture.
Meanwhile, North Valley Superior Court Judge Charles Peven directed the jury to continue deliberating
on the remaining charges against Yepes: one count of attempted robbery, one count of kidnapping for the purpose of committing robbery, one count of residential burglary, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of false imprisonment.
Jurors deciding whether convicted killer Kenneth McKinzie should be sentenced to life in prison or be sent to Death Row deadlocked Thursday, but were ordered by the judge to continue deliberating.
After 2-1/2 days of deliberating, the nine-woman, three-man jury deadlocked 11-1 Wednesday and were unable to break the impasse by Thursday afternoon.
A juror on one of the three panels deliberating
in the Haing Ngor murder trial was dismissed Friday for allegedly refusing to discuss the case with other jurors and saying he had already made up his mind.
The request sparked fears that some jurors might have prematurely begun discussing or deliberating
whether Dally, 37, murdered his wife, Sherri, or participated in a plot to kill her for financial gain.
Jurors have been deliberating
in the case since April 15, but Thursday the judge decided to read the partial verdict.
six hours on its first day, jurors sent a note to Judge Francis X.
set aside and disregard all past deliberations and begin deliberating
anew," Weisberg told the group.