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Jurors unable to reach verdict in Peachtree Mall Murder Trial


The jury continues to deliberate in the Peachtree Mall murder trial.

Jurors are working to find a verdict in the trial of three people accused of gunning down a man Easter weekend of 2016.

In a note sent to the judge, the jury says they are having a hard time finding a unanimous decision on any of the 13 charges against the 3 defendants.

All three defendants, Xzavaien Jones, his sister, Tekoa Young, and Terell McFarland are charged with murder, aggravated assault, and violation of street gang terrorism and prevention.

Jones, who is accused of firing the deadly shots, is also charged with possession of a weapon during a felony.

During deliberations, jurors requested to watch previously unseen surveillance video from the mall. The new video from the angle of Macy's, however, the cameras were not able to capture any new footage of the shooting.

Another note was also sent to the judge by jurors asking for guidance in making a decision on a trial that has many loopholes, lack of evidence, flimsy witnesses.

Judge Frank Jordan, who is presiding the case encouraging the jurors to remember the law.

"If you recall yesterday, I charged you with a law that applies to the case and also supplies you with two copies of that law… I will instruct you to continue to deliberate, if you have any questions, refer to that law," said Jordan.

The judge sent the jurors back into the deliberation room twice throughout the day in attempts to find a verdict.

Continue to follow News Leader 9's Sharifa Jackon on this trial. 

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