Jury Deadlocks in Penalty Phase of LA Gang Leader's Murder Trial

A jury has deadlocked on whether to recommend the death penalty or a life in prison sentence for a gang leader convicted of murdering three people.

The Los Angeles Superior jury said Friday it could not reach an unanimous decision on the fate of Timothy McGhee, prompting a judge
to declare a mistrial in the penalty phase of the case.

The same jury had convicted McGhee last month of first-degree murder in the 1997 shooting of a rival gang member, and the attempted murder of four others.

Prosecutors said they have not decided whether to retry the penalty phase with a new jury.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 11161996