Cory "C Murder" has been convicted of murder, living up to his name
However, the judge thinks the verdict is invalid and has told the jury to go back and deliberate some more. Say What???
From the TP:
The jury went out with instructions from Judge Hans Liljeberg on Monday at 11:20 a.m. and returned almost 24 hours later with the verdict after spending Monday night sequestered in a motel.
Miller, 38, was accused of killing Steve Thomas, 16, inside the now-closed Platinum Club early on the morning of Jan. 12, 2002.
The jury returned to the courtroom just before 11 a.m. Tuesday with its verdict. Judge Hans Liljeberg said the vote was 10-2 in favor of conviction. But he said he believed one juror may have changed his or her vote only for the purposes of ending the deliberations.
Liljeberg said that made the verdict invalid and sent the jurors back for more deliberations.
The jury had four choices: acquittal: second-degree murder, which carries a life sentence; manslaughter, which carries up to 40 years in prison; and negligent homicide, which has a sentence of up to five years in prison.
We shall see.
They went back, deliberated and came back with the same verdict.
Update 8/14/09: Life sentence. Good Riddance, "C".