Originally Posted by rnoldh
Let us not forget that it takes only one juror to hang the jury.
I think this is a likely outcome.
The question then is, do they retry him, for what, and how much longer a media circus can be continued.
My first work in private practice was for a gentleman who once asked me "What is the best possible outcome from a criminal defense attorney's perspective?"
I naively answered, "Acquittal."
"Incorrect," he said, "the best possible outcome is a hung jury. Because then you get to charge your client a second time without actually having to do the trial prep over again."
Originally Posted by munchausen
There's no way this case can be retried. If the jury pool wasn't completely fucked before, it is now. A mistrial is a win for Zimmerman at this point.
Not his last day in court, though. He's got a civil suit coming, along with a bankruptcy and a divorce in his near future.
Blood from a bag of rocks, as they say.