The state of Florida has decided to retry Geralyn Graham for the murder of 4-year-old Rilya Wilson. The move comes after a jury in January convicted Graham for kidnapping and abuse, but hung 11-1 on the murder charge.
The South Florida woman convicted of kidnapping and child abuse in the case of missing 4-year-old foster child Rilya Wilson has been sentenced to 55 years in prison.
A juror in the trial of Geralyn Graham holds no ill feelings for a lone member of the panel who held out, blocking a murder conviction against the woman accused of torturing, kidnapping and killing foster child Rilya Wilson.
After nearly 14 hours of deliberations, jurors remained deadlocked on a murder charge against accused child killer Geralyn Graham, which led the judge to declare a mistrial on that charge. Jurors did, however, reach a unanimous decision on the four remaining charges in the case of 4-year-old foster child Rilya Wilson.
The jury deciding the fate of Geralyn Graham, accused of killing 4-year-old Rilya Wilson, has reached a verdict on four charges, but has deadlocked on one of the charges.
Jurors heard from state prosecutors one final time Wednesday afternoon before they decide the fate of accused child killer Geralyn Graham.
After eight weeks of testimony, the case against accused child killer Geralyn Graham is in its last phase as jurors heard colorful closing arguments Tuesday.
Prosecutors presented their rebuttal case Wednesday in the trial of Geralyn Graham who is accused of murdering 4-year-old foster child Rilya Wilson more than a decade ago.
After 24 days of testimony in the case against accused child killer Geralyn Graham, the defense rested its case Tuesday. But it doesn’t mean the case will go the jurors right away. State prosecutors will now have an opportunity to present their rebuttal to the defense’s case.
Defense attorneys for Geralyn Graham continued to present their case Monday with testimony from a county prison guard whose testimony aims to discredit a jailhouse informant’s assertion that Graham confessed to her about killing foster child Rilya Wilson.