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Jurors in British nanny case must give her `all or nothing'

It's all or nothing for the young British au pair accused of killing 8-month-old Matthew Eappen.

Superior Court Judge Hiller Zobel ruled Monday that jurors can consider verdicts only on first- or second-degree murder charges - and not on a lesser charge of manslaughter - in the trial of 19-year-old Louise Woodward.Closing arguments were scheduled for Tuesday.

The judge's ruling means jurors would have to acquit Woodward if they believe she is guilty only of manslaughter, defined as a reckless action that shows disregard for human life.

A guilty verdict on the most serious charge would mean she would spend the rest of her life in an American prison; she would become eligible for parole in 15 years if convicted of second-degree murder.