Jury has sent Judge Healey a note saying they’ve agreed on four of the charges, but not on the first count, the murder 1 charge for the killing of Jordan Davis.
Based on this I predict we’ll see guilty verdicts on the hurling missiles charge, and the three attempted murder charges (or one of their lesser included variants), but a hung jury outcome on the first degree murder charge.
The Judge then read the jury the Allen charge, which essentially tells them to go back and try harder. If they cannot decide after this effort, the trial will be over.
Here is video of the Healey reading the jury the Allen charge. Unfortunately, it jumps around a bit–that’s from the source, nothing I can do.
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