Leo Dorbad Verdict
The verdict is in for a Gainesville man facing life in prison for the death of his roommate.Â This week Leo Dorbad was standing trial, facing first degree murder charges.
ButÂ it may be a while before dorbad knows his fate.
After more than seven hours of deliberation, the jury finally came to a decision.
Slightly after midnight last night, they decided they couldn't decide.
It is a hung jury.
Dorbad took the stand yesterday and told jury members that he did shoot 28-year-old Dawn Luciano, but it was an accident.
Prosecutors say it was no accident, Â and dorbad intentionally killed her.
Defense lawyers say there's no hard evidence, to prove anyting.
The 12 jury members couldn't agree.
The State Attorneys Office says a hung jury is common in homocide cases.
"Homocide cases that take trial are extremely difficult under any circumstances, so they understand that this is always a possibility."
MannÂ says now they basically do it all over again.
He says in about two weeks they'll start preparing for a re-trial in early may.
Thalia Hayden, WCJB TV-20 News.
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