Thursday, December 06, 2007

Hung jury in Liberty City 7 case?

Thanks to the many tipsters who have emailed me about the Liberty City 7 case. Apparently, the jury sent a note today (the 4th day of deliberations) that they are unable to reach verdicts on any of the seven defendants. Judge Lenard told them to keep trying (with the agreement of the parties). Sorry I was slow in getting this up today -- I was in the northern part of the District, Ft. Pierce. I'm not sure who thinks that Ft. Pierce should be part of the Southern District of Florida! I was almost in Disney World.

Anyway, back to LC7. The AP's Curt Anderson reports:

Jurors signaled Thursday they are struggling to reach verdicts in the case against seven men accused of plotting with al-Qaida to blow up Chicago's Sears Tower and bomb FBI offices.

Jurors sent a note in their fourth day of deliberations that they have not reached agreement on the guilt or innocence of any of the seven defendants on any of the four terror-related conspiracy charges.

"There has been significant discussion regarding the evidence and the law," said Gregory Prebish, attorney for defendant Burson Augustin. "It's clear that the jury is unable to reach a unanimous verdict for any one of the defendants on any of the counts."

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