Deadlock hits 8 days in vigilante trial

Jurors in a vigilante murder trial in Orange County continued to consider the case Wednesday, marking eight days of deliberations.

They have been deadlocked since Friday in the case against David Carlson.

They have been deadlocked since Friday in the case against David Carlson. (11/9/16)

GOSHEN - Jurors in a vigilante murder trial in Orange County continued to consider the case Wednesday, marking eight days of deliberations.

They have been deadlocked since Friday in the case against David Carlson. The judge urged them to go back and review the facts yet again.

The 46-year-old Sparrowbush man is accused of fatally shooting Norris Accosta Sanchez -- a wanted fugitive suspected of raping a 14-year-old girl. Carlson, a married father of three, did not testify during the trial. But his defense team argued that he shot Sanchez in self-defense while trying to give him to police.

The jurors sent the judge a note saying they had made "no further progress." They also wrote that they’re "confident they will be unable to reach a unanimous decision."

The judge, in pushing for the jurors to resume deliberations, dismissed the defense's request for a mistrial.

If convicted, Carlson faces up to 25 years in prison.

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