The jury has completed a second day of deliberations without reaching a decision on the penalty for two men convicted of murdering Philadelphia police sergeant Stephen Liczbinski. But jurors had a couple of questions.
KYW’s Tony Hanson reports from the Criminal Justice Center the jury must determine if there are so-called aggravating or mitigating factors and if so, weigh them in deciding the penalty, life in prison or death, for defendants Eric Floyd and Levon Warner.
The jury wanted the judge to explain, again, how it should go about weighing those factors.
The judge has given the example of the scales of justice: if the aggravating factors tip the scale ever so slightly, a death sentence is appropriate.
If the mitigating factors tip the scale, the sentence should be life in prison.
Aggravating factors in the case include killing a police officer.
The defense argued numerous mitigating factors, including neither defendant was the shooter.