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Jury in Spector trial reaches an impasse

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The foreman of the jury in Phil Spector's murder trial said Tuesday that the panel is at an impasse, and the judge told lawyers he was considering allowing the panel to consider a lesser charge.

The juror told Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler the panel was split 7 to 5, but he did not indicate which way it was leaning.

The judge asked if there was any way he could help, including re-reading specific instructions or clarifying instructions, or even having attorneys re-argue part or all of the case.

"At this time I don't believe that anything else will change the positions of the jurors," the foreman responded.