The jury in the Phil Spector murder trial said today that it believes it is split into almost equal camps and is unable to decide whether the famed music producer shot an actress to death more than four years ago.
Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler announced the latest twist in the celebrity trial that has been a fixture in a high-security Los Angeles courtroom since April.
Though the jury is hung, officials are not giving up the possibility that a verdict might still be reached. The trial will resume Wednesday as the judge tries to reinstruct jurors on the law.
The jury, whose deliberations were in the seventh day, sent a note this morning to the court announcing that it appeared to be unable to resolve its deep fissure over whether Spector killed actress Lana Clarkson on Feb. 3, 2003.