DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (CBS/AP) — A jury in Bucks County says it can’t come to a unanimous decision on whether to sentence a man to death for raping, strangling and dismembering his girlfriend’s 14-year-old daughter. Jacob Sullivan pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and related charges in the 2016 slaying of Grace Packer.READ MORE: Montgomery, Bucks Counties Begin Administering Pfizer's COVID Vaccine To Children Ages 12-15
After nine hours of deliberations over two days, jurors told the judge Wednesday afternoon they’re deadlocked.
The judge told jurors to keep deliberating. If the jury can’t come to a unanimous decision, Sullivan will automatically get life without parole.READ MORE: Waterford Township Schools Closed After More Than 60% Of Staff Sickened Following Luncheon
Grace’s mother, Sara Packer, is due to plead guilty for her role in the gruesome plot. She took a plea deal and is expected to be sentenced to life in prison for her role in her daughter’s death.
Prosecutors say Sullivan acted out a rape-murder fantasy he shared with Sara Packer.MORE NEWS: Sixers 'Thrilled' To Increase Wells Fargo Center Capacity To 50% Ahead Of First Round Of NBA Playoffs
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