It is an interesting contrast that Gallegos decided to retry THIS case and NOT RETRY David Gabriel (SEQUOIA) Barger.
Yet another example of the schizophrenic nature of Gallegos prosecutions.
◼ Jury deliberates on Fortuna High student-teacher sex case
◼ Closing arguments begin in trial of Fortuna teacher Deirdre Peterson
◼ Fortuna teacher's second trial sees victim take stand
◼ Fortuna teacher's second trial set to begin today
◼ Peterson pleads not guilty
◼ Jury hung in Peterson case
Normally when a jury returns without a verdict, the judge sends them back into deliberations, but “the jury said they were hopelessly deadlocked,” Gallegos said.
Although the jury didn't rule in his favor, Gallegos said he was pleased that they weren't convinced by Peterson's defense.
...(alternate juror) Aronovici isn't convinced the next jury can reach a verdict if the case is retried.
”I think another jury's going to have the same problem,” he said.
◼ Peterson case delayed for more potential witnesses
◼ Peterson surrenders, released on bail
◼ Peterson pleads not guilty at arraignment
◼ Accused teacher's fate now in the hands of jurors
◼ Trial starts for former Fortuna teacher
◼ Fortuna teacher's retrial underway with jury selection
◼ Accused teacher still on mandatory leave
◼ Jurors to evaluate teen's testimony to court, police
◼ Fortuna teacher's trial date confirmed
◼ Judge hears evidence of sex abuse in Fortuna High School teacher case
◼ Accused teacher's case in DA's hands
◼ Fortuna High teacher charged
◼ Fortuna High School teacher facing felony charge