To Convict Someone of First Degree Murder, Must the Jury Agree upon One Theory of Murder?

The following summary of an actual murder trial is valuable in reinforcing that a conviction must follow agreement among the jurors upon the degree of a crime, although the jurors can disagree upon the factual basis for the degree.  In other words, a jury cannot convict someone of first degree murder if jurors disagree whether it was second degree murder or first degree.  To read more about this, based on an actual conviction challenged under such circumstances, click here.

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