BOSTON (CBS/AP) ? Jurors in the corruption trial of former Massachusetts Treasurer Tim Cahill returned to court on Wednesday for their seventh day of deliberations.
On Tuesday, the jury acquitted Cahill’s former campaign manager, Scott Campbell, but did not reach a verdict on the same conspiracy charges against Cahill.
Wednesday morning, the judge released the contents of a note from Tuesday from the jury foreperson.
“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 http://t.co/0hRrN2Hd—
Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) December 12, 2012
The judge sent the jury back to deliberations to try again.
Cahill and Campbell were both charged with scheming to use $1. 5 million in advertising for the state lottery to boost Cahill’s 2010 independent gubernatorial bid.
Cahill testified that he approved the ads to help defend the lottery against Republican attack ads.
The Suffolk Superior Court jury began deliberating Dec. 4.
Judge Christine Roach on Tuesday gave the jury a standard instruction given to deadlocked jurors, urging them to go back and try again to reach a unanimous verdict.
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