When Should We Start Thinking “Hung Jury?”

The judge is getting concerned:

A judge reminded jurors in the corruption trial of former Gov. Don Siegelman and three others that they could render a partial verdict in the case if they were unable to reach a unanimous decision on all 34 counts in the indictment.

Chief District Judge Mark Fuller gave jurors the additional instructions as the panel met for their fifth day of deliberations. Fuller told lawyers he had no indication the jury was deadlocked, but he was concerned he hadn’t adequately informed them they could render a decision on some counts and not others.

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2 Comments on “When Should We Start Thinking “Hung Jury?””

  1. Kathy Says:

    And of course the defense attorneys squawked. Can they use this as grounds for appeal if their clients are convicted?

  2. wheeler Says:

    i’m sure they could try, but i can’t think of any way for it to succeed.

  3. […] Wheeler seems to think this might be a hung jury. Definitely could be. […]

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