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Jury too slow, killer's lawyers say

Attorneys for Naeem Williams ask a judge for a mistrial in the death penalty case

By Nelson Daranciang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 25, 2014

~~<p>Lawyers for Naeem Williams say the federal court jury responsible for determining whether the former Schofield Barracks soldier lives or dies for killing his 5-year-old daughter Talia is taking too long to decide and want the judge to either declare a mistrial or choose a sentence of life in prison.</p>
<p>The lawyers also say they have information that at least one of the jurors may have violated the court's instruction to avoid media coverage and conversation about the case outside their deliberations and thus may have to be replaced.</p>
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Lawyers for Naeem Williams say the federal court jury responsible for determining whether the former Schofield Barracks soldier lives or dies for killing his 5-year-old daughter Talia is taking too long to decide and want the judge to either declare a mistrial or choose a sentence of life in prison.

The lawyers also say they have information that at least one of the jurors may have violated the court's instruction to avoid media coverage and conversation about the case outside their deliberations and thus may have to be replaced. Login for more...



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