Posted: Sep 12, 2011 6:49 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The jury that unanimously convicted Angola inmate Robert G. Carley of first-degree murder in the 1999 death of a prison security officer began deliberations Sunday night to decide whether Carley should be put to death by lethal injection or given a life sentence for the crime.
The Advocate reports the jury had deliberated for an hour and 20 minutes when the presiding judge told attorneys that a juror was in diabetic distress and needed insulin.
The judge said paramedics had been called to treat the juror, and he ordered the jurors to stop deliberating until the ailing juror returned.
Carley was convicted Saturday night in the beating and stabbing death of Capt. David C. Knapps during an escape attempt from the Camp D Education Building at Louisiana State Penitentiary.