UPDATE: Cleveland, OH - New developments in death penalty phase for a convicted cop killer.
The jury in the Lamidi Kafaru case is apparently deadlocked on the death penalty so it has been thrown out by a judge.
Jurors had to select a sentence of life without parole, parole after 25-years or parole after 30-years - but were unable to do so.
Late Friday, the judge released the jury because they could not reach a decision.
The judge will sentence Kafaru next Friday, October 31st.
19-year-old Kafaru convicted of murdering Cleveland police officer Derek Owens last week.
Officer Owens shot and killed in the line of duty last February during a foot chase.
This, after Owens and his partner caught Kafaru and some friends drinking in an abandoned garage.