February 22, 2006

LA jury in retired priest's molestation trial tries to break deadlock


(Los Angeles, California-AP) February 21, 2006 - The jury in the Los Angeles molestation trial of a retired priest wanted three pages of questions answered to help them break a deadlock on four counts. But the judge said the jury was really asking for additional evidence.

The jury reached agreement on one count last week. It's being kept under seal.

At least four jurors indicated additional deliberations might help. One woman said: "We're kind of close on some counts."

Posted by kshaw at February 22, 2006 09:35 AM