Friday, October 12, 2007
Jurors deadlocked in ex-Tx Southern president's trial
Jurors said Thursday they remain deadlocked in the Houston trial of Texas Southern University's former president accused of misspending school funds to decorate her homes.
Jurors are in their third full day of deliberations in the trial of Priscilla Slade. A day earlier, jurors said they were deadlocked but state District Judge Brock Thomas told them to continue.
Thomas says he will ask the jury to continue deliberating.
Prosecutors say Slade misspent more than half a million dollars of TSU funds. Her attorneys say all her purchases were legitimate. If convicted, she faces up to life in prison
For back ground see: ex TSU pres. want's trial moved
Posted by da rattler at 12:15 AM