Jury deadlocked in murder trial, judge issues Allen Charge

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The jury in the trial of a man charged with the murder of UAB student Kayla Fanaei says it is deadlocked. The jury has been in deliberations for several days. This afternoon the judge gave the jury an Allen Charge.

The charge asks jurors to continue deliberatiing in an effort to reach an agreement reminding them it is their duty to reach a verdict if they can. Maurice McCarty is charged with shooting and killing Fanaei two years ago near UAB campus.