Hung Jury: A “Win” with Strings Attached

Today’s Post of the Day is prompted by a first-degree murder trial out of Kalispell MT that ended up with a hung jury last week according to local news reports. This case raises some interesting technical issues around an intentional act of self-defense versus an unintentional act of negligence as well as practical issues around a hung jury mistrial. In this case the defendant (one Ryan Lamb, in featured image) and the victim were apparently …

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