Split Fla. missing girl jury resumes deliberations
MIAMI (AP) — A jury in Miami has resumed deliberations in the case of a woman accused of killing 4-year-old foster child Rilya Wilson more than 12 years ago.
The 12-person jury began a second day Friday after disclosing they were deadlocked 11-1 on the murder charge against 67-year-old Geralyn Graham. The verdict must be unanimous. Jurors said Thursday they had reached verdicts on kidnapping and aggravated child abuse charges but did not say what the verdicts were.
Graham is accused of killing Rilya in late 2000 and disposing of her remains. The girl's body has never been found.
It took authorities 15 months to discover Rilya was missing from Graham's home, leading to a shakeup at the state Department of Children and Families.
Graham has insisted on her innocence.