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Former federal prosecutor David S. Weinstein said the question is important because if the jurors decide he was a key player or "principal" in the crime, they could convict him of murder even if they can't agree whether he actually pulled the trigger.
"It is like reading tea leaves since none of us are in the jury room. However, it seems that one or more of the jurors is questioning the validity of the confession and that perhaps as a compromise, they will convict him as a principal," said Weinstein, now a defense lawyer in private practice.