Judge Declares Mistrial For Tim Cahill After Jurors ‘Can Not Come Together’ On Verdict

December 12, 2012 6:30 PM
Judge Declares Mistrial For Tim Cahill After Jurors ‘Can Not Come Together’ On Verdict

" BOSTON (CBS/AP) — The public corruption trial of former Massachusetts Treasurer Tim Cahill has ended in a mistrial after the jury in the case was unable to reach an unanimous verdict.

Cahill was happy with the outcome, saying, “I don’t think I have ever won a unanimous vote in my whole life.”

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Mark Katic reports

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On Tuesday, jurors gave Judge Christine Roach a note that stated they could not all agree on a verdict.

“We all have come to a verdict for the defendant Scott Campbell. We all can not come together with an agreement on the defendant Timothy P Cahill,” the note read.

The note from the jury yesterday. #wbz ; Carl Stevens ( carlwbz) December 12, 2012

Judge Roach said Wednesday that she was confident jurors had deliberated thoroughly in Cahill’s case and that their communications indicated they were deadlocked. The trial stretched on for six weeks, and jurors deliberated at least 40 hours.

Cahill thanked jurors, his lawyers, his family and his friends as he spoke to reporters outside the courtroom.

“I feel it was total vindication,” Cahill said of the jury deadlock "

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