Hung Jury in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Hung Jury

a jury that cannot agree on a verdict after extended deliberation

Examples of Hung Jury in a sentence

Because the evidence surrounding the case was so controversial and vague, the end result was a hung jury, and the man on trial did not get convicted one way or another.  🔊

If a jury cannot come to a decision on whether or not someone is innocent or guilty after prolonged deliberation, they are considered a hung jury.  🔊

A hung jury is what we call it when a jury cannot make a definitive decision in a court case, and they are replaced by a new jury if that occurs.  🔊

Because there was not enough evidence for or against the accused, the jury was unable to reach a decision on the matter and became a hung jury.  🔊

A hung jury only occurs when the jury has spent significant time deliberating on the case yet still cannot reach a unanimous consensus.  🔊

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