hung jury

noun

law
: a jury whose members cannot agree about what the verdict should be
The trial ended with a hung jury and the judge declared a mistrial.

Examples of hung jury in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Prosecutors will try Throughout Melly’s first trial, which ended in a hung jury, the rapper’s persona as an artist was a prevalent theme in evidence and testimony presented. Grethel Aguila, Miami Herald, 16 June 2024 After jurors deliberated for more than seven days, a third count of rape resulted in a hung jury, the outlet reported. Esther Kang, Peoplemag, 17 June 2024 On Saturday, Broward Circuit Judge John Murphy declared Melly’s case a mistrial after it was confirmed there was a hung jury — meaning the jurors were unable to reach a verdict. Devoun Cetoute, Miami Herald, 16 June 2024 This was Clements' second trial in Isabel Celis' death and disappearance following last year's trial, which resulted in a hung jury. Sarah Lapidus, The Arizona Republic, 12 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for hung jury 

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Legal Definition

hung jury

noun
: a jury whose members are unable to agree on a verdict
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