“Deadlock” Say Seabrook Jurors – NYTimes.com

Seabrook Jurors Say They Cannot Reach a Verdict – NYTimes.com.

On this the second full day of jury deliberations, jurors in the trial of CM Larry Seabrook sent a note to Judge Robert Patterson saying they were at an impasse.

The NY Times reported,

“After much discussion, we are unable to reach a consensus on any individual count verdict. Neither side was unable (sic) to persuade each other to a verdict.’’

Judge Patterson was expected to issue further instructions to the jury telling them that they had an obligation to exhaust every possibility before deciding that they are unable to reach a verdict.

The NY Post reported that Patterson told lawyers on both sides that he was reluctant to deliver an “Allen charge” — a last-ditch effort to spur a verdict — because the jury was only in its second full day of deliberations after hearing four weeks of evidence.

Read the complete Times story here. Read more in the NY Post here

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