Jury Deadlocked in Quadruple Crash Death Trial

Friday, Jul 2, 2010  |  Updated 8:16 AM PDT
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Jury Deadlocked in Quadruple Crash Death Trial

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.

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