SANFORD, Florida - The jury deliberating the George Zimmerman murder trial has still not reached a verdict. If a decision can't be made and it's a hung jury, the judge will declare a mistrial, and the state will have the option of trying Zimmerman again.
Orlando criminal defense attorney Luis Calderon believes the state will have little choice but to try the neighborhood watch volunteer again because of the attention surrounding the case.
"Because of the public outcry for justice, the public outcry for a trial, without having some finality to this and that process as in a verdict, it's almost impossible to think that they wouldn't continue to pursue this case," Calderon said.
But Calderon notes before a mistrial would be declared, the judge would likely issue an Allen Charge. An Allen Charge is a strongly worded reminder given by the judge to the jury about what it needs to do to break an impasse.
The jury deliberating Zimmerman's is made up of six women. They deliberated for roughly three-and-a-half hours on Friday before resuming on Saturday morning.
Zimmerman is charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
The jury can also consider a lesser charge of manslaughter.