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Juror Dismissed in Bell, Calif., Corruption Scandal

A juror in the Bell corruption trial was dismissed Thursday morning and an alternate will be named to the panel, which will be asked to restart deliberations.

Attorneys in the case were summoned to court Thursday morning after the jury indicated it was deadlocked in the case.

"Your honor, we have reached a point where as a jury we have fundamental disagreements and cannot reach a unanimous verdict in this case," read a note sent to Judge Kathleen Kennedy.

Source: LA Times. Read full article. (link)

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  • Ted Levy||

    Wow! The only justifiable reason for a deadlock in this case is if some of the jurors want to imprison them all for life and the others think that is far too good for them...

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