Monday, December 10, 2007
''It is your duty to agree upon a verdict if you can do so."
Posted by David Oscar Markus
That was Judge Lenard today to the Liberty City 7 jury. Apparently they sent another note today saying that they were still deadlocked. Judge Lenard read the "Allen charge" sometimes known as the dynamite charge... Defense lawyers hate this jury instruction because it typically leads juries to compromise.