Because of this, no matter how many times the state puts Zimmerman on trial, the outcome will probably be the same: a hung jury.
As speculation of a hung jury escalates, Diane Dimond reports on the courtroom chatter.
The first trial resulted in a hung jury, and a new one is scheduled for September in Los Angeles Superior Court.
In the case of a hung jury, the presiding judge makes the final decision.
Skoller relates how lucky he was for a hung jury—the final, deadlocked vote was eleven to one, for acquittal.
The trial resulted in a hung jury the first time, and in an acquittal on the second trial.
The case, even at that point, might have ended with an acquittal or a hung jury, but Donnely wasn't through using his blackjack.
But it was little surprise to any one at the ranch when the trial resulted in a hung jury.
A jury that is unable to reach a verdict of guilty or not guilty. The result is a mistrial, and legal proceedings must be reinitiated to bring the case to trial again. Trying the case a second time does not constitute double jeopardy.