Aug 12, 2010

Blagojevich jurors tell judge they can't reach a verdict

Jurors in the trial of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich (pictured) may be at an impasse.

Blagojevich is accused of trying to sell or trade an appointment to Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat as well as other charges.

A note read in court on Wednesday says the jury is asking for guidance if they can't reach a unanimous decision on at least some counts. They say they've made ''a reasonable attempt'' and did so without rancor.

The jury has said they have gone beyond reasonable attempts to reach a verdict.