Judge Ahn declared a mistrial in Chris Deedy’s court case. She released the jury and stated she was thinking about scheduling a retrial for May or June, 2014.
This means the jury deliberated but was unable to come to a unanimous verdict, so no decision was made. A hearing was scheduled for this Friday to work out the details of having another trial.
There is also case law that allows the defense to motion for the jury to be polled about how many members voted guilty versus not guilty. If there’s a majority for not guilty the defense can then request for the judge to dismiss the case.
We ask that you continue to keep Chris in your thoughts and prayers. We’ll post updates as we learn more.