DELHI _ The jury reached a verdict of guilty of first-degree manslaughter in the Glenford Hull murder trial Saturday after approximately 23 hours of deliberation.
Hull, 59, was charged with shooting Chance Caffery, 23, in the head Feb. 18, 2006, with a revolver at an apartment complex where the two lived on state Route 28 in Meridale.
Hull was on trial for the second time. He was found guilty of second-degree murder in 2006 and sentenced to 22 years to life in prison, but the conviction was overturned March 25, when the appellate court ruled Hull received ineffective help from counsel.
The jury received the case and began deliberations Wednesday following closing arguments by Delaware County District Attorney Richard Northrup and Hull's attorney, Michael Jacobs of Stamford.
The verdict came in at about 2:45 p.m. Saturday, but was delayed when it was revealed that one of the jurors had posted information about the trial to his Facebook account.
Supreme Court Justice Michael V. Coccoma met with Hull, Hull’s attorney Michael Jacobs and Delaware County District Attorney Richard Northrup in the judge’s chambers and then met with the juror before deciding that the verdict could be announced.
Coccoma determined that the Facebook posting had no impact on the outcome of the trial.
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