Fla. missing girl jury still stuck on murder

Rilya Wilson
Posted at 12:59 PM, Jan 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-25 08:16:18-05

MIAMI (AP) - A South Florida jury says it remains deadlocked on the murder charge against a woman accused of killing 4-year-old foster child Rilya Wilson more than 12 years ago.

Jurors said Friday they still have not resolved their 11-1 split on that count against 67-year-old Geralyn Graham. Circuit Judge Marisa Tinkler Mendez urged the panel to try again to reach a required unanimous verdict.

Jurors said Thursday they reached verdicts on kidnapping and aggravated child abuse charges but did not say what the verdicts were. If they remain split on murder, a mistrial would be declared for that charge.

Graham is accused of killing Rilya in late 2000 and disposing of her remains. The girl's body has never been found and authorities didn't realize she was missing for 15 months.