Judge Torres declared a mistrial on all three counts on June 7:
In the US v. Shea We Build the Wall trial, the jury sent a note stating that despite their efforts and attempts to be “granular,” they are further apart than ever. Judge Torres: I’m prepared to declare a mistrial.
AUSA stated: Give us a moment to confer.
AUSA: Your Honor, they jury said they have narrowed. We want to make sure if they have reached a verdict on, say, Count 3. We ask that you clarify. Judge Torres: I’ll make the inquiry. Have the jurors brought in.
Jury assembling! The Honorable Judge Torres: Jurors, you have written to me that “We have gone into granular detail.. It is clear we are even further entrenched in our different views.” If you can reach a verdict on some of the counts, I need another note. Send me a second note.
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Judge Torres: I have another note: “We cannot reach a verdict on any of the three counts.” I’m going to declare a mistrial. Read more…