Jury fails to reach verdict in murder trial
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 13:00:30 GMT —
A Florence County jury will report back to court Friday morning after failing to reach a unanimous decision Thursday night in the murder trial of Justin Simms,
He's charged with Murder, Armed Robbery and Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime in the death of Marcus Weaver,
Weaver was shot to death outside a motel on West Lucas Street in Florence on January 10,
Court officials say the jury deliberated until 8 p.m. Thursday and were sent home.
Circuit Court Judge Knox McMahon is expected to ask jurors if they can reach a verdict.
If they're unable to do so, it's expected that a mistrial will be declared. We will let you know what happens.