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Deadlocked Jury

A deadlocked jury is the same as a hung jury. A deadlocked jury is unable to reach a verdict by the required unanimity. In California, if a jury (all 12 jurors) in a criminal murder trial cannot all agree to a “guilty” verdict on a first degree murder charge after 10 days of jury deliberation it is fair to say that the jury is deadlocked.