Jurors in Youshock case deadlock on second attempted murder charge 

One day after a San Mateo County jury found Alexander Youshock guilty of attempted murder and five other charges related to his attack on Hillsdale High School in August 2009, jurors announced today that they have deadlocked on a second count of attempted murder.

Judge Stephen Hall declared a mistrial on the second attempted murder charge this afternoon.

"The jury has been extremely diligent and worked very hard," Hall said.

"It would appear at this point that they are, in fact, deadlocked," he said.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti said her office will decide at a future date whether to retry Youshock on the second attempted murder charge.

After hearing additional arguments from the prosecutor and defense attorney this morning, the jury did find Youshock guilty of a seventh charge of exploding a destructive device with the intent to kill.

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