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We the jury in the above entitled action find the defendant, Orenthal James Simpson, not guilty of the crime of murder.


After both sides in a trial present all of their evidence, the jury goes to a private room with all the evidence and deliberates. The jury then votes on a verdict and presents it to the court. If you’ve seen television shows or movies that involve the jury process, you may have noticed that, at least some of the time, the jury must be unanimous in its verdict.


 If the jury cannot reach a unanimous verdict, it is said to be « hung, » and the case is dismissed, leaving the prosecutor free to try the case again, if he or she decides that the chance of a conviction warrants the expense of a retrial. Some observers of the jury system have suggested that the unanimous decision rule should be changed in criminal trials. This suggestion is largely motivated by concerns about cost of trying cases over again. It is also, however, motivated by a concern that justice is not accomplished if the cost of a retrial or the passage of time results in a decision not to retry a defendant some think was guilty. Finally, it is argued, hung juries undermine the public’s support for the jury system when they result in unpopular decisions.


Source: litigation.findlaw.com & https://gov.uchastings.edu