Jury deadlocked in retrial of Sears Tower terrorism case

The jury in the new trial of six men accused of scheming to destroy the Sears Tower in Chicago and bomb FBI offices said Friday it is deadlocked, repeating what happened in the first trial. The jury of seven men and six women said Friday in a terse note issued on their 10th day of deliberations that they cannot agree on the guilt or innocence of any of the accused men. The judge asked the jury to continue deliberations. "We are unable to come to a unanimous decision on any of the counts for all of the defendants," the note read. The first trial in the "Liberty City Seven" case also ended in a mistrial in December because of a hung jury for the alleged ringleader, Haitian-born Narseal Batiste, and the five other defendants. One man was acquitted by the first jury, but the Bush administration intends to deport him to Haiti.