CENTREVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) -- After two weeks of testimony, sevendays of deliberations, and a prod from the judge to continue toseek a verdict, the jury in the Anthony and Marsha Springer trialwill take a few days off before continuing deliberations onMonday.
Around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, the jury told Judge Paul Stutesmanthey could not reach a unanimous verdict. He asked them todeliberate a while longer.
Stutesman asked the jury if they had any questions, and theydid. The question was about intent -- whether the Springersintended to harm their daughter Calista when they chained her toher bed. She died when the house burned two years ago.
Around 4:30 p.m., they told the judge they would continue todeliberate, but couldn't do so until Monday. Two of the jurors havescheduling conflicts now that the trial is entering its fourthweek.
"Again, we'll see where we get on Monday," Stutesman said. "Asfar as that goes, you've done a lot of work. Thank you forlistening to that instruction on trying to talk, and if there'sanything else we can do to clarify things for you, go ahead andask. We will try to answer as best we can."
The Springers are charged with the torture, abuse and murder ofCalista.
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