After eight weeks of testimony, evidence and arguments, it appears that the jurors hearing the case of former Texas Southern University President Priscilla Slade have deadlocked, 8-4, this morning. No word on whether the vote is for exoneration or conviction.
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State District Judge Brock Thomas has asked the jurors to try again. If a mistrial is declared that’ll just add to the state’s costs of prosecuting the woman accused of misapplying (a.k.a. spending it on herself and her friends) more than $500,000 of TSU’s money while heading up the cash-poor university. – Margaret Downing