SEQUELS: Hung Jury

The trial of Los Angeles Physician Bernard Finch and his pretty mistress, Carole Tregoff, both accused of murdering Finch's wife, lasted four months (TIME, Feb. 15). Last week, after deliberating for nearly 40 hours, the Finch jury (five men, seven women) signaled a hopeless deadlock. The split: 10-2 for conviction of Bernie Finch on a murder charge, 4-8 for conviction on the charge of conspiracy to murder; for Carole Tregoff, 4-8 for conviction on the charges of both murder and conspiracy to murder. Wearily, District Attorney William McKesson told the defendants to prepare for a new trial. Said Dr. Finch...

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