The jurors within the Karen Read homicide case unanimously voted to acquit her of second-degree homicide within the demise of her boyfriend John O’Keefe earlier than a mistrial was declared final week within the high-profile case, based on a movement filed Monday by Read’s protection attorneys. Judge Beverly Cannone declared the mistrial on July 1 after the jury of six girls and 6 males knowledgeable her that they have been hopelessly deadlocked. Defense lawyer Alan Jackson filed a movement Monday to dismiss two prices within the case, saying the jury had agreed unanimously that Read was not responsible of second-degree homicide and leaving the scene of an accident with damage/demise earlier than the mistrial was declared, and a retrial on such counts would violate double jeopardy protections.The double jeopardy clause supplies that no individual shall “be topic for a similar offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb.”The day after the mistrial was declared, the protection began receiving communications from one of many 12 jurors and two folks aware of two different jurors saying the jury had a “agency 12-0 settlement that Ms. Read was not responsible of two of the three prices in opposition to her,” the protection wrote within the movement.As of Monday afternoon, prosecutors stay decided to re-try the case. “The Norfolk DA’s Office is analyzing the movement in anticipation of submitting a response. We sit up for choosing a brand new trial date on July 22,” mentioned a spokesperson for the Norfolk County District Attorney’s workplace.Jackson cited in his submitting a dialog with “Juror A,” who contacted him the day after the trial ended. According to Jackson, that juror mentioned the 12 members “unanimously agreed that Karen Read isn’t responsible of Count 1 (second-degree homicide.)”Jackson mentioned the juror was seeing inaccurate studies in regards to the “break up” amongst jurors associated to the mistrial. “Juror A was emphatic that Count 1 (second-degree homicide) was ‘off the desk’ and that every one 12 of the jurors have been in settlement that she was not responsible of such crime,” Jackson wrote.The jury additionally unanimously agreed that Read was not responsible of Count 3 (leaving the scene with damage/demise), the juror additionally allegedly informed Jackson.Defense lawyer David Yannetti mentioned he was contacted on Tuesday, July 2, by two totally different individuals who had obtained data from two different jurors. One individual offered a screenshot of a textual content message that learn, “It was not responsible of second diploma. And break up in half for the second cost…I believed the prosecution did not show the case. No one thought she hit him on goal,” based on the movement.Another individual shared screenshots of textual content messages with a coworker who was on the jury that learn, “no consideration for homicide 2” and “She ought to’ve been acquitted I agree.”Jackson mentioned the protection was not given the chance to request that the courtroom inquire about which depend or counts the jury might have been deadlocked after the jurors returned with the notice saying they have been at an deadlock.”Our views on the proof are starkly divided. Some members of the jury firmly imagine the proof surprises the burden of proof establishing the weather of the fees past an affordable doubt. Conversely, others discover the proof fails to satisfy this customary and doesn’t sufficiently set up the mandatory components of the fees,” the notice learn.Jackson mentioned the courtroom didn’t query the jury foreperson about which counts the jury was deadlocked.”Had the courtroom so inquired, it seems clear that not responsible verdicts would have been recorded for Count 1 and Count 3. Ms. Read was denied her proper to obtain these verdicts in her favor,” Jackson wrote. “I believe that the decide must think about this,” mentioned former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley. “Obviously, we would like defendants at all times to get a good trial. But she has numerous choices right here. She has to listen to from the prosecution. She may have a listening to with the jury. But discover on this movement, there is no affidavit from the juror. It’s all rumour and extra rumour. So she has to find out if it even raises a query to try this.”Video beneath: Former Attorney General appears at Read’s movement to dismissRelated hyperlinks:Watch full video of closing argumentsRecap of testimony, proof from every day of the caseEvidence slideshowRead, 44, of Mansfield, is accused of hitting O’Keefe along with her black SUV exterior of a house at 34 Fairview Road in Canton on Jan. 29, 2022, and leaving him to die in a snowstorm following an evening of consuming. Her protection contends O’Keefe, a Boston police officer, was dragged exterior after he was overwhelmed up within the basement and bitten by a canine at fellow Boston officer Brian Albert’s dwelling in Canton.Read, a former adjunct professor at Bentley University, pleaded not responsible to prices of second-degree homicide, which carries a most penalty of life in jail, together with manslaughter whereas working drunk and leaving a scene of non-public damage and demise. The manslaughter cost carries a penalty of 5 to twenty years in jail, and the opposite cost has a most penalty of 10 years.The events are because of return to courtroom on July 22 for a standing convention. Hours after the mistrial was declared, the Massachusetts State Police introduced that Trooper Michael Proctor, the lead state police investigator who was on the heart of controversy within the case, had been relieved from responsibility and transferred out of the detective unit of the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office.During the trial, Proctor was questioned about messages he shared with a bunch of buddies wherein he known as Read a “whack job” and an expletive.He is now the topic of a state police inside affairs investigation.Video beneath: How supporters exterior the courthouse reacted to the mistrial

The jurors within the Karen Read homicide case unanimously voted to acquit her of second-degree homicide within the demise of her boyfriend John O’Keefe earlier than a mistrial was declared final week within the high-profile case, based on a movement filed Monday by Read’s protection attorneys.

Judge Beverly Cannone declared the mistrial on July 1 after the jury of six girls and 6 males knowledgeable her that they have been hopelessly deadlocked.

Defense lawyer Alan Jackson filed a motion Monday to dismiss two prices within the case, saying the jury had agreed unanimously that Read was not responsible of second-degree homicide and leaving the scene of an accident with damage/demise earlier than the mistrial was declared, and a retrial on such counts would violate double jeopardy protections.

The double jeopardy clause supplies that no individual shall “be topic for a similar offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb.”

The day after the mistrial was declared, the protection began receiving communications from one of many 12 jurors and two folks aware of two different jurors saying the jury had a “agency 12-0 settlement that Ms. Read was not responsible of two of the three prices in opposition to her,” the protection wrote within the movement.

As of Monday afternoon, prosecutors stay decided to re-try the case.

“The Norfolk DA’s Office is analyzing the movement in anticipation of submitting a response. We sit up for choosing a brand new trial date on July 22,” mentioned a spokesperson for the Norfolk County District Attorney’s workplace.

Jackson cited in his submitting a dialog with “Juror A,” who contacted him the day after the trial ended. According to Jackson, that juror mentioned the 12 members “unanimously agreed that Karen Read isn’t responsible of Count 1 (second-degree homicide.)”

Jackson mentioned the juror was seeing inaccurate studies in regards to the “break up” amongst jurors associated to the mistrial.

“Juror A was emphatic that Count 1 (second-degree homicide) was ‘off the desk’ and that every one 12 of the jurors have been in settlement that she was not responsible of such crime,” Jackson wrote.

The jury additionally unanimously agreed that Read was not responsible of Count 3 (leaving the scene with damage/demise), the juror additionally allegedly informed Jackson.

Defense lawyer David Yannetti mentioned he was contacted on Tuesday, July 2, by two totally different individuals who had obtained data from two different jurors. One individual offered a screenshot of a textual content message that learn, “It was not responsible of second diploma. And break up in half for the second cost…I believed the prosecution did not show the case. No one thought she hit him on goal,” based on the movement.

Another individual shared screenshots of textual content messages with a coworker who was on the jury that learn, “no consideration for homicide 2” and “She ought to’ve been acquitted I agree.”

Jackson mentioned the protection was not given the chance to request that the courtroom inquire about which depend or counts the jury might have been deadlocked after the jurors returned with the note saying they have been at an deadlock.

“Our views on the proof are starkly divided. Some members of the jury firmly imagine the proof surprises the burden of proof establishing the weather of the fees past an affordable doubt. Conversely, others discover the proof fails to satisfy this customary and doesn’t sufficiently set up the mandatory components of the fees,” the notice learn.

Jackson mentioned the courtroom didn’t query the jury foreperson about which counts the jury was deadlocked.

“Had the courtroom so inquired, it seems clear that not responsible verdicts would have been recorded for Count 1 and Count 3. Ms. Read was denied her proper to obtain these verdicts in her favor,” Jackson wrote.

“I believe that the decide must think about this,” mentioned former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley. “Obviously, we would like defendants at all times to get a good trial. But she has numerous choices right here. She has to listen to from the prosecution. She may have a listening to with the jury. But discover on this movement, there is no affidavit from the juror. It’s all rumour and extra rumour. So she has to find out if it even raises a query to try this.”

Video beneath: Former Attorney General appears at Read’s movement to dismiss

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Read, 44, of Mansfield, is accused of hitting O’Keefe along with her black SUV exterior of a house at 34 Fairview Road in Canton on Jan. 29, 2022, and leaving him to die in a snowstorm following a night of drinking. Her protection contends O’Keefe, a Boston police officer, was dragged exterior after he was overwhelmed up within the basement and bitten by a canine at fellow Boston officer Brian Albert’s dwelling in Canton.

Read, a former adjunct professor at Bentley University, pleaded not responsible to prices of second-degree homicide, which carries a most penalty of life in jail, together with manslaughter whereas working drunk and leaving a scene of non-public damage and demise. The manslaughter cost carries a penalty of 5 to twenty years in jail, and the opposite cost has a most penalty of 10 years.

The events are because of return to courtroom on July 22 for a standing convention.

Hours after the mistrial was declared, the Massachusetts State Police introduced that Trooper Michael Proctor, the lead state police investigator who was on the heart of controversy within the case, had been relieved from responsibility and transferred out of the detective unit of the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office.

During the trial, Proctor was questioned about messages he shared with a bunch of buddies wherein he known as Read a “whack job” and an expletive.

He is now the topic of a state police inside affairs investigation.

Video beneath: How supporters exterior the courthouse reacted to the mistrial