After 12 hours of deliberations, jurors in the trial of Lisa Greene have reported that they are at an impasse. The judge ordered the jury to take their lunch break and return to deliberations this afternoon.
Greene stands accused of killing her two children, Addison and Daniel, by setting fire to their home. The defense has presented evidence that the fire started accidentally from a candle in the children’s room.
The jury has four options – to convict Greene of first-degree murder (for which she could face the death penalty), to convict her of second-degree murder, to convict her of involuntary manslaughter, or to find her not guilty.
Greene also faces arson and misdemeanor drug charges. The jury reported that it has reached a verdict on one charge, but it has not been revealed which.