After four days and nearly 23 total hours of deliberation, the jury in the trial of Officer Jeronimo Yanez have still not reached a consensus. Former U-S Attorney Thomas Heffelfinger says he believes that “if there is a deadlock declared, that the parties will be back in court relatively quickly, within a day or two to discuss where to go from here.” So what happens if the jury is unable to reach a consensus in the manslaughter trial of Jeronimo Yanez? Heffelfinger says “it is as if the case was never tried, the ball goes back to the prosecution’s court. Now the defense always has the opportunity to bring motions and I’m certain they will, but when it comes to the future of the case, it’s in the hands of the prosecution.” The jury has spent close to 23 hours deliberating the case so far, with no agreement reached. They’re set to resume deliberations this morning.
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