TUCSON, Arizona, EU. – The judge presiding over the trial of a Border Patrol agent accused of killing a Mexican teenager across the border asked juries to keep trying to reach a verdict after the panel reported on Friday that it had not been able to reach a unanimous decision.
Federal District Judge Raner Collins asked the jurors to deliberate two more hours and then suspended the session for the weekend. The jury will return to the Federal District Court in Tucson on Monday morning.
Swartz is accused of the murder of José Antonio Elena Rodríguez, aged 16, in 2012. He has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter.