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hung jury

cannot decide guilt or innocence. [Am. Hist.: Misc.]
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Whenever a prosecutor brings a case and gets a hung jury, he has to ask himself if this is something worth going after.
53) For the hung jury study, the NCSC collected information from trial courts in the Central Criminal Division of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, California; the Maricopa County Superior Court (Phoenix), Arizona; the Bronx County Supreme Court, New York; and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia between 2000 and 2001.
Verdict Three Virginia trials resulted in a hung jury, a mistrial, and finally a defense verdict.
Jurors Robert Gourley, Claudia Torres, and Edine Woods have said that they did not want to support a guilty verdict for the Border Patrol agents and would have held out for a hung jury, except that they were improperly instructed that that was not an option.
In a release put out after this month's hung jury, Faro headlined that it had been "vindicated by [the] mistrial verdict," and that the opposition had "failed to prove their case that we infringe.
The first attempt to try the case resulted in a hung jury in October 2002.
There was a hung jury and the charges were dismissed.
Nichols had been facing a retrial on charges including rape and false imprisonment, after his earlier trial ended in a hung jury a week ago.
Quattrone's first trial ended in a hung jury, with jurors reportedly deadlocked on the charges.
Based on looks, you're less likely to get a verdict than a hung jury.
Dennis Wixted, Neulander's attorney, said the opinion was not an affront to the First Amendment because it restricts the media only in death penalty cases in which the guilt phase ends in a hung jury.