A Prince George’s County jury was hung on all counts in an Attempted Murder trial, despite Mr. Jezic’s client confessing to punching the victim during a brutal stabbing by two other assailants. As a result, the judge declared a mistrial. On the attempted murder counts, the jury was divided 7 for acquittal and 5 for conviction. Confession law can sometimes be complicated. This case is a perfect example.
Apart from the client’s confession to the lead detective, the victim identified Mr. Jezic’s client as the stabber in several photo line- ups. Nonetheless, the jury still hung on all counts.