Jury deadlocked on sanity of Carlsbad school shooter
The jury in the sanity phase of the trial of Brendan O'Rourke sent a note to the judge late in the afternoon indicating that it is deadlocked. The note did not indicate the nature of the deadlock. The judge ordered the jury to resume deliberations Friday morning.
The same jury last week took less than an hour to convict O'Rourke of seven counts of attempted murder in the Oct. 8, 2010, shooting spree at Kelly Elementary School. Two girls were wounded before construction workers tackled O'Rourke and held him down until police arrived.
The jury heard several days of psychiatric testimony and watched a video of O'Rourke being interviewed by police after the shooting. Deliberations began Wednesday.
-- Tony Perry in San Diego
Photo: Brendan O'Rourke
Credit: Fox-5 San Diego