Jury 'Hopelessly Deadlocked' as Mistrial Declared in Child Molestation Case / by Cassandra Hearn

The forman said that there were nine “not guilty” votes compared to three “guilty” votes. Upon hearing this, Cilibraise dropped his head and exhaled what one can only assume was ten months of pent up anxiety and fear. The defendant’s wife, Iliana, who just four days before testified that there was began sobbing.

Judge Brannigan then released the jury, while the defendant and Cassandra Hearn, his attorney, Claudia Grasso, the deputy district attorney, and Iliana remained.

As a result of the 9-3 not guilty vote, Hearn asked the judge for a dismissal of the case.

Read the full story at La Mesa Patch.