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Legal experts weigh-in on Christopher Deedy TrialUPDATED 10:20 PM HST Aug 26, 2013Video Transcript
A question experts are pondering now is if a judge will consider a lesser charge the next time around. KITV4's Brenton Awa continues our team coverage... Attorneys we spoke with have their own opinions but all of them saw this coming... 48 - 56 - William "CLEARLY THIS WAS NOT AN OPEN AND SHUT CASE, THERE WAS A CLEAR ISSUE OF SELF DEFENSE AND ON THE PROSECUTION S SIDE AS TO WHETHER THE GUN SHOULD'VE BEEN USED." 435 - 444 - Kenneth "THE LONGER THEY WERE OUT, SOLEY CONSIDEREIN G ONE CHARGE THAT BEING SECOND DEGREE MURDER, I THINK IT BECAME MORE CLEAR TO EVERYBODY THAT THE JURY WAS PROBABLY GOING TO BE HUNG." Experts believe the jury in this case should've had the lesser charge of manslaughter to consider. We're told -- Historically -- anytime theres a murder charge and self defense is raised -- as it was in Christoper Deedy's case... There's been basis for the instruction. 1511 - 1521 - Howard "IN THE SECOND TRIAL THE JUDGE MUST RE- EVALUATE THE EVIDENCE TO SEE IF THERE'S IS A, AND THIS IS THE WORDS OF THE LAW 'RATIONAL BASIS' FOR PUTTING IN THE MANSLAUGHTE R INSTRUCTION. Experts say a lot of times jurors compromise. While one may y 'not guilty' and other he uilty of rder opinion' -- they y finmdle ground on differe charge. 110 119 "SO THEY GO TO THE CONDARY ARGE THEY RE GIV IN THIS CASE THE LESSEMSLAUGHTE R D THEY COULD'VE SAID YOU KNOW WHAT, THIS IS E SITUATION WE HAVE RE." 1342 - 1353 "THE DGEERSELF SAYS THERES SIS FOR THE INSTRUCTION TO GO IN AND THINK THAT HAS RPLEXED MANY OF THE RAIL BIRDS, THE PELE TCHING THE TRIAL.Se experts tell us the osecution mit have e uppehand in the xt trial being that it n better epare its estions and cross aminations of witnesses who've ready been on the stand. Others experts don't quite agree.