Woburn- The jury in the Sean Fitzpatrick murder retrial has reached a deadlock following four days of deliberations at Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn.
In a note to presiding Judge Kathe Tuttman, the jury of 6 men and 6 women said Friday they were unable to reach a unanimous decision after a careful analysis of all the evidence. After the jury was brought back into the courtroom, Judge Tuttman said she would give further instructions to the jury when they reconvened on Tuesday.
Fitzpatrick, 46 of Freedom, NH is charged with two counts of first degree murder in connection with the March 13, 2006 shooting deaths of Michael Zammitti Jr., 36 and Chester Roberts, 54 at the Allstate Concrete Pumping Company on New Salem Street. The prosecutors allege that SF stole a neighbor’s truck, drove to Wakefield with a 16 gauge shotgun and committed the murders after an affair with Zammitti’s wife, Michele, ended. If convicted, SF faces life in prison without parole. In SF’s first trial in August, a jury was unable to reach a verdict after three days of deliberations and a mistrial was declared. - Juror Thirteen
If the public (or at the very least Étudiant readers) had their say (according to the poll at right), Fitzpatrick would unanimously be put behind bars for life.