Jury Deadlocked in Quadruple Crash Death Trial

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    John Koster/North Country Times
    Defendant Deanna Fridley looks to her attorney James Boyd as the Jury is unable to resolve the case.

    Jurors have told a judge they're deadlocked in the trial of a woman accused of killing four people in a traffic accident.

    Superior Court jurors in Vista sent the note on Thursday. Deanna Fridley's lawyer will ask the judge to declare a mistrial next week while prosecutors will try to have the lone holdout juror replaced.

    Fridley is charged with four counts of second-degree murder and could face life in prison if convicted.

    Prosecutors claim the 26-year-old was drunk and high on methamphetamine when she drove a Yukon Denali into oncoming traffic on state Route 76 near the Pala Casino in 2007. The car hit a Toyota Camry, killing four people inside, and burst into flames.

    Her attorney claims she wasn't behind the wheel.