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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Jury indicates impasse in SoCal 4-year-old Lauren Keys cliff death trial

The Associated Press

via mercurynews.com

LOS ANGELES—A Los Angeles jury considering the fate of a man charged with killing his 4-year-old daughter by throwing her off a cliff has been told by a judge to return to court on Tuesday to resume deliberations after they indicated they were deadlocked.

The panel told Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor Friday that they were at an impasse, but Foster told them to return Tuesday to give it another try.

Cameron Brown is charged with killing Lauren Sarene Key in Rancho Palos Verdes in November 2000. Text Color

Prosecutors say Brown killed his daughter because he didn't want to pay about $1,000 in monthly child support and wanted revenge against the girl's mother.
This is Brown's second trial. Jurors deadlocked three years ago and a mistrial was declared.

Surely the jury is not going allow this to mistrial. MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION. What's the question? What is the legal definintion of 'malice'? Here you go:

Malice (legal term), a legal term describing the intent to harm...Wikipedia

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