DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Jurors are set to resume their deliberations in the trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis after repeatedly telling the judge they can't decide on the counts against him.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://on-ajc.com/1rYjaAA) that the jury on Monday sent a note to the judge for the third time reporting that they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict on any of the 13 counts.
The judge allowed the jurors to go home at 5 p.m. Monday. They were to return Tuesday for further deliberations.
Ellis is charged with bribery, theft, extortion and perjury. He's accused of pressuring county contractors into giving him contributions for his 2012 re-election campaign.
Ellis has maintained his innocence. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.