Jury Deadlocks On O’Rourke Sanity

by The Editors on March 16, 2012

It’s difficult to imagine the case prosecutors must present to show that a man who walked onto the campus of Kelly Elementary school on October 8, 2012 and started firing a gun at school children was in any way “sane” when he did it, but that’s exactly what is happening in San Diego Superior Court as the Brendan O’Rouke trial continues.

Yesterday (Thursday, march 15), according to the U-T San Diego, the jury deadlocked on O’Rouke’s sanity.

Jurors say they are deadlocked over whether Brendan O’Rourke, who wounded two children in a 2010 elementary school shooting in Carlsbad, was legally insane at the time he committed the crime. . . But a judge on Thursday ordered them to resume deliberations the next morning in the sanity phase of O’Rourke’s trial. . . If the jury determines he was legally sane at the time of the shooting, O’Rourke faces a possible prison sentence of 103 years to life.

As long as he’s never able to harm children again, we’ll be happy with either decision.

[Link: U-T San Deigo]

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