The jury in Conrad Black's fraud and racketeering trial sent a note to the judge today saying it can't reach a verdict. After deliberating for eight days, the 12 Chicagoans appealed to Judge Amy St. Eve for advice. After huddling with the attorneys, St. Eve called jurors back to the courtroom and reread portions of the instructions on deliberations, the Financial Times reports.
Then she sent them back to keep trying. They later recessed for the day without reaching a verdict, the AP reports. Before the jury appeared, Reuters notes, St. Eve told those in the courtroom that she has sent juries back to keep deliberating two or three times before throwing in the towel.